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Jonah Placid (born 14 May 1995) is an Australian rugby union player who currently plays as a fullback for the Rebels in Super Rugby.[1][2] Domestically, he plays for Easts in the Queensland Premier Rugby tournament.[3]

Jonah Placid
Jonah Placid 2014.jpg
Placid in 2014 playing for Melbourne Rising
Birth nameJonah Placid
Date of birth (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 24)
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight97 kg (15 st 4 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Current team Toulon
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Easts ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Toulon 5 (0)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2016 Melbourne Rising 24 (57)
Correct as of 15 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014
2015–2017
Reds
Rebels
1
18
(0)
(35)
Correct as of 7 July 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2013–2015
Australian Schoolboys
Australia U20
4
13
(0)
(25)
Correct as of 20 June 2015

CareerEdit

Born in New South Wales, but raised in Rockhampton, Queensland, Placid first came to prominence playing for Easts Tigers and he helped them win the 2013 Queensland Premier Rugby Title. This saw him named in the Queensland Reds wider training squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season.[4] Although this was largely a development contract and he seemed unlikely to be given any game time during the campaign, an injury crisis saw him make his Super Rugby debut as a second-half replacement against the Western Force on 5 April 2014. It was to prove an unhappy debut as his side went down to 32-29 defeat and he himself had to be substituted with a chest injury following a heavy collision with Force fullback Jayden Hayward.[5]

InternationalEdit

Placid played a starring role for the Australian Schoolboys during their successful 2012 season. This included playing a part in his team´s historic victory away to New Zealand, only the second time they´d ever won on the other side of the Tasman. As a reward he was selected for the Australia Under-20 side which competed in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France.[3][6]

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 14 September 2017 [2]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2014 Reds 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Rebels 1 1 0 80 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2016 Rebels 12 7 5 697 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
2017 Rebels 5 2 3 204 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
Total 19 10 9 987 7 0 0 0 35 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jayden Hayward helps Western Force continue on winning way in Super Rugby victory over Queensland Reds". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Jonah Placid Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Australia Under 20 Media Guide" (PDF). Rugby Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Queensland Reds team to play Brumbies". rupa.com.au. Rugby Union Players' Association. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Reds vs Force 5 April 2014 Match Breakdown". SA Rugby. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Jonah Placid IRB JWC Player Profile". IRB.com. Retrieved 6 April 2014.