|Full name||James Keinhorst|
14 July 1990 |
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (14 st 7 lb)|
|2013||→ Hunslet Hawks (Loan)||24||16||1||0||66|
|2014||→ Wakefield Wildcats (Loan)||7||1||0||0||4|
|2015||→ Hunslet Hawks (Loan)||9||3||0||0||12|
James "Jimmy" Keinhorst (born 14 July 1990 in Leeds) is a German international rugby league player, playing for Leeds in the Super League and the German national rugby league team. He has also played for the German national rugby union team in the past. He mainly plays Rugby league positions centre and second row.
Keinhorst moved from Otley R.U.F.C. at the age of 19 to German rugby union club Heidelberger RK for a season, winning the national championship in 2009–10. He is the youngest of four rugby-playing brothers and qualifies to play for Germany through his German father Wolfgang who has lived in the United Kingdom for many years. He and his three brothers, Kristian, Markus, Nicholas set a world record in 2007, when they played a rugby league international for Germany against Czech Republic, becoming the most siblings to play in a rugby league international match. He has since returned to Otley R.U.F.C., playing the 2010–11 season there.
James Keinhorst is also, as of 2010, the top try and point scorer for the German national rugby league team, having scored 11 tries and 70 points for the team so far in seven games. In November 2011 he signed for Leeds Rhinos On 30 July 2012 he made his Super League debut for Leeds in a loss to Wakefield. He also came on as a substitute in Leed's losing appearance in the 2012 Challenge Cup final.
He has also represented the England Students team in the Home Nations Tournament and the Great Britain Students, who he won the Academic Ashes with.
- German rugby union championship
- Champions: 2010
James Keinhorst's personal statistics in club and international rugby:
|2009–10||Heidelberger RK||Rugby-Bundesliga||8||4||0||0||0||3rd – Champions|
|2010–11||Otley R.U.F.C.||National League 1||11||3||0||0||0|
|2012||Leeds Rhinos||Super League||5||3||0||0||0||5th – Champions|
|2013||Leeds Rhinos||Super League||9||3||0||0||0|
|2014||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||Super League||7||1||0||0||0||ongoing loan|
- As of 16 February 2014[update]
(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)
- "Leeds Rhinos Jimmy Keinhorst". Leeds Rhinos Official Site. Leeds Rhinos. 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- German international set to make Super League debut Leeds Rhinos website, published: 30 July 2012, accessed: 31 July 2012
- Nationalmanschafts Satistik 2006–10 (German) Rugby League Deutschland website, accessed: 11 December 2010
- Youngest Keinhorst gets chance in Germany Wharfedale & Airedale Observer, published: 25 November 2009, accessed: 23 November 2010
- Henderson kids make dad proud The Daily Telegraph , published: 23 November 2007, accessed: 23 November 2010
- Otley hope skipper is not feeling under par Telegraph & Argus, published: 12 August 2010, accessed: 23 November 2010
- DRV XV: Unnötige Auftaktniederlage gegen Polen (German) Rugby-Journal, published: 21 November 2010, accessed: 21 November 2010
- DRV XV: Deutschland ohne Keinhorst – Hongkong mit Nachwuchsteam (German) totalrugby.de, published: 11 December 2010, accessed: 11 December 2010
- James Keinhorst profile at totalrugby.de (German) accessed: 23 March 2010
- Leeds Rhinos: German starlet handed chance to shine Yorkshire Evening Post website, accessed: 13 January 2012
- Mixed emotions for Keinhorst Leeds Rhinos website, published: 30 July 2012, accessed: 31 July 2012
- Challenge Cup final: Leeds Rhinos 18–35 Warrington Wolves BBC website, published: 25 August 2012, accessed: 26 August 2012
- (German) James Keinhorst at totalrugby.de
- Jimmy Keinhorst at scrum.com
- (German) James Keinhorst at the DRV website