Jens Schmidt

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Jens Schmidt
Full name Jens Schmidt
Date of birth (1981-02-18) 18 February 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 118 kg (18 st 8 lb)
Occupation(s) Teacher
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990 – 2001
2001
2002–present
Germany TSV H
France Auch Gers
Germany TSV H
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 8 April 2012

Jens Schmidt (born 18 February 1981)[1] is a German international rugby union player, playing for the TSV Handschuhsheim in the Rugby-Bundesliga and the German national rugby union team. He was, until 2009, the captain of the German team, but then retired from international rugby, to return once more in 2010.

Biography[edit]

Jens Schmidt begun playing rugby when he was nine years old in 1990.[2]

Throughout his career, he played for the TSV Handschuhsheim, except when he spent one year with the French professional club FC Auch Gers in 2001.[3]

He has won the German rugby union cup twice with his team, TSV Handschuhsheim, in 2005 and 2008. His greatest success as a national team player was the promotion to Division 1 of the European Nations Cup in 2008.

He made his 35th international for Germany in the game against Spain on 15 November 2008[4] and made his last appearance for his country against Portugal on 21 February 2009, his 38th cap. He returned briefly to the team for the all-important relegation decider against Spain on 20 March 2010 but remained an unused substitute.

Schmidt is a teacher by profession.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

National team[edit]

Stats[edit]

Jens Schmidt's personal statistics in club and international rugby:[2]

Club[edit]

Year Club Division Games Tries Con Pen DG Place
2008–09 TSV Handschuhsheim Rugby-Bundesliga 16 1 0 0 0 6th
2009–10 17 4 0 0 0 4th – Semi-finals
2010–11 15 1 0 0 0 3rd – Semi-finals
2011–12 16 2 0 0 0 5th
  • As of 30 April 2012

National team[edit]

European Nations Cup[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points Place
2006–2008 Germany European Nations Cup Second Division 7 0 Champions
2008–2010 Germany European Nations Cup First Division 4 0 6th – Relegated
2010–2012 Germany European Nations Cup Division 1B 3 5 4th

Friendlies & other competitions[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points
2007 Germany Friendly 2 0
2008 1 0
  • As of 8 April 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jens Schmidt player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ a b Jens Schmidt profile at totalrugby.de (German) accessed: 25 February 2010
  3. ^ Jens Schmidt – Kapitän der Deutschen Rugby Nationalmannschaft (German) Short article on Jens Schmidt, accessed: 26 January 2009
  4. ^ Spain hope to revive hopes rugbyrugby.com, published: 13 November 2008, accessed: 26 January 2009

External links[edit]