Steven Cummins (born 29 March 1992) is an Australian professional rugby union player, currently signed with Welsh team Scarlets.[1] He was previously a member of Melbourne-based Super Rugby side, the Rebels.[2] His regular position is lock and he also plays at blind-side flanker.

Steve Cummins
Full nameSteven Cummins
Date of birth (1992-03-29) 29 March 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthSydney, Australia
Height2.02 m (6 ft 7 12 in)
Weight119 kg (262 lb; 18 st 10 lb)
SchoolSeven Hills High School /
The Hills Sports High School, Sydney
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Scarlets
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–14 Eastwood ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 Eastern Province Kings 8 (0)
2015–2017 Melbourne Rising 21 (6)
2017–pres. Scarlets 18 (0)
Correct as of 31 August 2018
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–2017 Rebels 20 (5)
Current local club Scarlets
Correct as of 14 July 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 Australian Schools
2011 Australia Under-19
2012 Australia Under-20 2 (0)
Correct as of 3 June 2014

Early life and rugbyEdit

Cummins was born in Sydney and attended The Hills Sports High, captaining their first XV in 2010.[3] He was also named captain of the New South Wales All Schools team in the same year, as well as the Australian Schoolboy team.

In 2011, he captained the Australia Under-19 side and he was a member of the Australia Under-20 team that played at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship.[4]

He played in the Shute Shield competition with Eastwood, impressing coach John Manenti, who said:[5]

Steve Cummins has established himself as a real hard worker with huge involvements at the tackle and breakdown areas.

In 2013, he played for the Sydney-based Super Rugby franchise side the Waratahs' emerging side, Gen Blue in the Pacific Rugby Cup.[6]

Rugby careerEdit

Eastern Province KingsEdit

On 3 June 2014, the Eastern Province Kings announced Cummins as one of three new signings prior to the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division season.[7] He joined them on a short-term contract for the remainder of 2014.

Two days later, he was selected on the bench for the Eastern Province Kings side to face Wales during a tour match during a 2014 incoming tour. He came on as a late substitute, playing the last six minutes as the Kings suffered a 12–34 defeat.[8]

He started the opening match of the Currie Cup season, but was on the losing side as Western Province secured a 35–16 victory.[9] He played in the first three matches of the season, as well as in the final four matches, including their match against the Pumas in the final round of the competition, where the Kings secured their only victory after nine successive defeats, beating the Pumas 26–25.

Cummins made a total of eight appearances in Eastern Province Kings colours during his short spell in Port Elizabeth.

Melbourne RebelsEdit

On the same day that Cummins was announced as an EP Kings player, the Rebels also announced that Cummins signed a contract to join them as an Extended Playing Squad (EPS) member for the 2015 Super Rugby season.[10] In early 2015, it was announced that Cummins had re-signed with the Melbourne Rebels for a further two years

ScarletsEdit

Cummins signed with Welsh team Scarlets in November 2017.[1]

Super Rugby statisticsEdit

As of 26 July 2016[11]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2015 Rebels 2 0 2 73 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016 Rebels 3 1 2 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Rebels 15 15 0 1048 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
Total 20 16 4 1223 1 0 0 0 5 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Scarlets lock-in young Aussie". Scarlets. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Steve cummins". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. ^ "The Hills Sports High School : Rugby Union". The Hills Sports High School. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  4. ^ "2012 Australia IRB Junior World Championship squad". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Shute Shield Round 4 Preview: Woodies Wary Of Manly Backlash". Rugby News. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Gen Blue look for second win Pacific Rugby Cup" (Press release). Waratahs. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Three new signings for Kings". Sport24. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 12-34 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 16-35 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  10. ^ "RaboDirect Rebels sign Steve Cummins" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.