|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 (loan)||24||16||1||0||66|
|2014||→ Wakefield (loan)||7||1||0||0||4|
|2015||→ Hunslet (loan)||9||3||0||0||12|
|As of 10 October 2015|
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 Germany national rugby league team. He has also played for the Germany national rugby union team in the past. His regular positions are centre and second row.
Keinhorst began playing rugby union as an armature with Otley RUFC and moved to Germany to play with German side Heidelberger RK in 2009 at the age of 19 and won the National Championship in the 2008-10 season. He played 8 games and scored 4 trys in his first season.
Keinhorst rejoined Otley as a semi-professional in 2010 and went onto make 11 appearances in the 2010-11 season and scored 3 trys before leaving at the end of the season to sign a professional contract at rugby league side Leeds Rhinos.
Keinhorst signed for Leeds Rhinos in 2011 and made his Super League debut for Leeds on 30 July 2012 in a loss to Wakefield. Keinhorst came on as a substitute in Leeds' losing appearance in the 2012 Challenge Cup final.
In 2014 Keinhorst spent time on loan at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, making seven appearances before returning to his parent club. He also spent time in the Championship with Leeds' feeder club Hunslet Hawks.
He made his debut for Germany's national rugby union team in an ENC match against the Poland national rugby union team on 20 November 2010. Keinhorst scored his first try for Germany a week later, against the Netherlands national rugby union team in Amsterdam.
Keinhorst 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.
As of 2012, Keinhorst is the top try and point scorer for the German national rugby league team, having scored 19 tries and 108 points for the team so far in ten games.
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]
- "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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- (German) James Keinhorst at totalrugby.de
- Jimmy Keinhorst at scrum.com
- (German) James Keinhorst at the DRV website