Lee Jones (rugby union)

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Lee Jones
Full name Lee Jones
Date of birth (1988-06-28) 28 June 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
School Selkirk High School
University Heriot-Watt University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Selkirk RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010–2014
2014
2014–
Edinburgh
Glasgow Warriors
Glasgow Warriors
57
6
34
(45)
(5)
(20)
correct as of 14 May 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012–
2011
2008
Scotland
Scotland A
Scotland U20
4
3
8
(5)
(0)
(5)
correct as of 12 November 2012.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2012– Scotland 7s 15 (160)

Lee Jones (born 28 June 1988) is a Scottish rugby union player. He plays primarily at wing, but is equally at home at scrum-half.

Background[edit]

Educated at Selkirk High School,[1][2] good performances for both his club, Selkirk RFC, and the Scotland Sevens[2] team earned him a contract at Edinburgh for the 2010–11 season. He now plays for Glasgow Warriors in the Heineken Pro 12 league.

He was called into the Scotland Squad for the 2012 Six Nations Championship and started on the wing against England on 4 February,[3] scoring his first try for Scotland against France, and becoming injured after a head clash with Andrew Trimble in the Scotland vs Ireland game,[4] causing him to miss the game against Italy.[4]

He is in a relationship with Scottish racing cyclist Charline Joiner.[5]

Edinburgh Rugby[edit]

He joined Edinburgh Rugby in 2010 after some standout performances for his hometown club Selkirk RFC. He caught the attention of then coach Michael Bradley, who saw Lee Jones as a player that could bring pace, and lots of tries to the Edinburgh team.

Glasgow Warriors[edit]

After joining Glasgow Warriors in February 2013, Jones made his debut in an 8-6 win over Connacht at Scotstoun. He then signed a two-year deal with the club in November 2014.

International career[edit]

His pace, and strength in the contact and an unquestionable eye for the try line resulted in a call up into the Scotland Squad for the 2012 Six Nations Championship and started on the wing against England on 4 February,[3] scoring his first try for Scotland against France, and becoming injured after a head clash with Andrew Trimble in the Scotland vs Ireland game,[4] causing him to miss the game against Italy.To date he has won four caps for Scotland.

In the summer Jones featured for Scotland 7s in the Commonwealth Games, scoring 14 tries, before extending his deal with the Warriors on a dual contract with Scotland 7s.

This season, Jones has played on the IRB World Series Sevens circuit as well as featuring for the Warriors.

Lee has also played for Scotland under-18, under-19 and under-20 and the Borders’ under-16 and under-18 teams.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.edinburghrugby.org/team/back-three/lee-jones
  2. ^ a b http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/17121806
  3. ^ a b http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/16812153
  4. ^ a b c http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/17329510
  5. ^ Swarbrick, Susan (28 November 2014). "Cycle-pathic: Me and My Bike, Charline Joiner". HeraldScotland.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015.