Josh Holmes (rugby union)

Josh Holmes (born 6 January 1987, in Sydney)[1] is an Australian rugby union player. He has played Super Rugby for the Western Force, Brumbies, and New South Wales Waratahs. His preferred position is scrum half.[2][3]

Josh Holmes
Josh Holmes.jpg
Date of birth (1987-01-06) 6 January 1987 (age 33)
Place of birthNewport, NSW
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2011–12
2014−
Western Sydney Rams
Bourgoin
North Harbour Rays
8
19
16
(10)
(20)
(50)
Correct as of 4 November 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2008–09
2010–11
2012
2014
Waratahs
Brumbies
Waratahs
Force
Rebels
4
26
16
10
1
(5)
(15)
(20)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 4 June 2014

CareerEdit

Holmes made his provincial debut for the Waratahs as an 18-year-old in 2005, but did not play Super 14 until 2007, when he made his debut for the Waratahs against the Brumbies. He racked up 4 caps before moving to the Brumbies in the wake of George Gregan's departure.[2]

Holmes was competing with Patrick Phibbs for the starting position at the Brumbies side, but spent the next two seasons with playing in every game, whether starting or on the bench.[2]

In 2010, he returned to the Waratahs on a two-year deal.[2] He joined the Western Force in April 2012 to cover injured players James Stannard and Justin Turner.[4] In May 2014, he signed a short-term contract with the Melbourne Rebels as injury replacement for Nic Stirzaker.[5]

FamilyEdit

Holmes' older brother Luke also plays Super Rugby.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Josh Holmes rugby profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ a b c d "Waratahs Profile". Waratahs. 2011. Archived from the original on 27 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Western Force Profile". rugbywa.com.au. 2012. Archived from the original on 24 June 2012.
  4. ^ Western Force to sign Josh Holmes
  5. ^ a b "Rebels sign Josh Holmes" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
  Isaia Toeava
IRB International U19 Player of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
  Robbie Fruean