Jake Ilnicki (born 24 February 1992 in Williams Lake, British Columbia) is a Canadian rugby union prop who plays international rugby for Canada. He has also played for the New South Wales Country Eagles in Australia's National Rugby Championship.

Jake Ilnicki
Date of birth (1992-02-24) February 24, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthWilliams Lake, British Columbia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight125 kg (276 lb; 19 st 10 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014-2015 Eastern Suburbs ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014
2016−
2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
2018
2019-
NSW Country Eagles
San Diego Breakers
Manawatu

Northampton Saints
Newcastle Falcons
Yorkshire Carnegie
Seattle Seawolves
7
6
6
0
1
7
5
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 28 July 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2013–
Canada U20
Canada
4
36
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 9 September 2019

Ilnicki made his debut for Canada in 2013 and was part of the Canada squad at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[1]

In early 2016, Ilnicki was signed to the San Diego Breakers PRO Rugby team.

In December 2016, Ilnicki joined Aviva Premiership side Northampton Saints.[2] The tight head prop made his first appearance in a Saints shirt during their Aviva 'A' League fixture against Leicester Tigers a few days after signing for the club.[3]

Despite not making any first team appearances while with Saints, the Canadian prop helped Saints' second team the Northampton Wanderers reach the final of the Aviva 'A' League and eventually beat Gloucester United to lift the 2016/17 trophy.[4]

It was announced recently that Ilnicki would leave Saints at the conclusion of the 2016/17 season.[5] On 4 September 2017, Illnicki signed for English rivals Newcastle Falcons for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile". Official Site 2015 Rugby World Cup. 17 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/news/latest-headlines/2016/dec-2016/saints-bring-in-canada-prop/
  3. ^ http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/saints/saints-boost-squad-as-they-sign-canada-prop-jake-ilnicki-1-7740064
  4. ^ https://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/news/latest-headlines/2017/apr-2017/wanderers-36-gloucester-15-the-wandies-clinch-the-aviva-a-league-title/
  5. ^ https://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/news/latest-headlines/2017/may-2017/northampton-saints-confirms-departing-players/
  6. ^ "Jake Ilnicki: Newcastle Falcons sign Canada prop after injuries to pair". BBC Sport. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.

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