Ed Jenkins (rugby union)

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Ed Jenkins
Ed Jenkins Sydney Uni.jpg
Date of birth (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 33)
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb; 14 st 7 lb)
SchoolSaint Ignatius' College, Riverview
UniversitySydney University
Notable relative(s)Jono Jenkins
Occupation(s)Rugby sevens player
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–10 New South Wales Academy ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 Perth Spirit ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–18 Australia sevens 52 (547)

Ed Jenkins is the former captain of the Australia national rugby sevens team that competes in the IRB Sevens World Series. The most experienced campaigner in the youthful Australian Sevens squad, Ed Jenkins is one of Australia's most capped sevens players.

Jenkins, was a silver-medallist at the Rugby sevens at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Jenkins helped end Australia’s eight-year title drought on the world circuit at the London Sevens in 2010, scoring a try against Argentina in the semi-final on the way to Australia's first tournament win on the circuit since Brisbane 2002.

He led the Australian Sevens team to win the Cup at the HSBC Tokyo round in 2012.

His identical twin brother Jono plays Super Rugby for the Waratahs. Jenkins went to Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview in Sydney.

Jenkins played for the Perth Spirit in the Australian Rugby Championship in 2007, scoring a hat-trick of on debut against the East Coast Aces.[1] He featured for the Shute Shield-winning Sydney University side throughout 2010 before Sevens duty saw him miss the finals series.[2]

Jenkins captained the Australia side which won Gold in the Cup Final of the 2012 Japan Sevens tournament.[3] He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]

In January 2018, Jenkins was forced to retire after a shoulder injury in the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Perth Spirit flog Aces 60-15 in ARC". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 15 September 2007. Archived from the original on 7 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Ed Jenkins".
  3. ^ "Australia claim Tokyo sevens title". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 April 2012.
  4. ^ Newman, Beth (14 July 2016). "Rio Olympics: Australian Sevens teams announced". www.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Australian sevens stalwart Ed Jenkins retires". The Sydney Morning Herald. 16 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Injury forces Jenkins into retirement". Rugby.com.au. 16 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Australian sevens great Ed Jenkins forced to retire due to shoulder injury". Fox Sports. 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Rugby sevens ace forced to retire". Sunshine Coast Daily. 16 January 2018.