Jermaine Ainsley

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Jermaine Ainsley
Date of birth (1995-08-08) 8 August 1995 (age 24)
Place of birthCromwell, New Zealand
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight122 kg (19 st 3 lb; 269 lb)
SchoolOtago Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Current team Rebels
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015−2017 Nedlands ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–2017 Perth Spirit 16 (5)
2016−2017 Western Force 17 (0)
2018− Rebels 30 (0)
2018− Melbourne Rising 6 (0)
Correct as of 16 June 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018 Australia 3 (0)
Correct as of 16 June 2019

Jermaine Ainsley (born 8 August 1995) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer who currently plays as a prop for the Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby competition after previously being with the Western Force.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in New Zealand, Ainsley moved to Western Australia in search of his big break in the game. He represented Western Australia at under-20 level before turning out for the Western Force's A team. He played an important role in the Nedlands club's victory in the Pindan RugbyWA Premier Grade competition in 2015.

Rugby career[edit]

Ainsley was selected by the Perth Spirit for the 2015 National Rugby Championship season. He played in nine matches in total for the Spirit in 2015, starting two of them and this secured him a spot in the Western Force's wider training group ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season.[2][3][4]

Injuries to props Tetera Faulkner and Francois van Wyk gave Ainsley the opportunity to earn valuable game time during his debut campaign. He earned his first cap in Round 1 against the Melbourne Rebels and played in nine of the Force's fifteen matches that year, one of which was as a starter. This form earned him a new 2-year contract to keep him at the Force until 2018.[5]

After the Force were excluded from the Super rugby competition, Ainsley moved to join the Melbourne Rebels in 2018 and, later that year, signed an extended deal with the club to stay in Melbourne through to 2020.[1]

Super Rugby statistics[edit]

As of 16 June 2019[6]
Season Team Games Start Sub Mins T C PG DG Pts YC RC
2016 Western Force 9 1 8 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Western Force 8 7 1 406 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Rebels 15 9 6 664 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 Rebels 15 8 7 609 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 47 25 22 1843 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wallabies and Rebels lock in promising prop". rugy.com.au. 3 May 2018. Archived from the original on 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Jermaine Ainsley looks to continue rapid rise in 2016". Western Force. 16 February 2016. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Jermaine Ainsley Player Profile". Rugby WA. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Jermaine Ainsley Rugby Australia Player Profile". Rugby Australia. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Cowan and Ainsley ink new deals to 2018". Western Force. 17 May 2016. Archived from the original on 17 May 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Jermaine Ainsley itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 14 August 2016.