Luke Hume

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Luke Hume
Full name Lucas Hume
Date of birth (1988-01-26) 26 January 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 82.7 kg (182 lb; 13.02 st)
School Endeavour Sports High
Rugby league career
Position Five-eighth, Halfback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2009-2011 New York Knights
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009-2011 United States
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2011-2012 Old Blue
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014 RC Narbonne 2 (0)
correct as of 12 June 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012–present United States 17 (10)
correct as of 22 June 2014.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2012-2013 United States

Luke Hume (born 26 January 1988) is an Australian-born American rugby union and rugby league player who plays for the USA Eagles and USA 7s rugby teams[1] who last played for French club RC Narbonne in the Pro D2 during the 2013-14 season. Hume formerly played rugby league with the USA Tomahawks.

Rugby league[edit]

Originally from Sydney, Hume moved to New York where he began playing rugby league for the New York Knights in the American National Rugby League. In 2009, his first year with the team, he led the Knights to a league championship and was awarded AMNRL MVP. Hume typically plays five-eighth. Hume scored a hat trick to propel the USA Tomahawks to 38-20 victory over Ireland in the Donnybrook Cup. In September 2013, Hume was called up to the Tomahawks World Cup squad but had to withdraw after sustaining a broken leg.[2]

Rugby union[edit]

Hume debuted for the Eagles in June 2012 in a loss to Canada during which he scored a try.[3]

Hume played club rugby union for Old Blue in New York.[4]

In rugby sevens, Hume debuted for the U.S. national team in 2012, and helped the USA qualify for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens during the 2012 NACRA Sevens. Hume was signed to a contract by the U.S. national team for 2013.

In August 2013 Hume began playing for Gloucester A as part of a trial, scoring two tries in his first two matches for the A side team. Despite strong performances, Gloucester were unable to sign Hume for the 2013-14 season, but were keen on the possibility of Hume returning for the following season.[5]

In January 2014 Hume signed a contract for RC Narbonne until the end of the season under the 'Medical Joker' rule making two appearances for the side.[6] Hume left Narbonne at the end of the his first season with the club, to pursue other opportunities in professional rugby.[7]

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