Steven Cummins (born 29 March 1992) is an Australian professional rugby union player, currently signed with Welsh team Scarlets. He was previously a member of Melbourne-based Super Rugby side, the Rebels. His regular position is lock and he also plays at blind-side flanker.
|Full name||Steven Cummins|
|Date of birth||29 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Height||2.02 m (6 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||119 kg (262 lb; 18 st 10 lb)|
|School||Seven Hills High School / |
The Hills Sports High School, Sydney
|Rugby union career|
Early life and rugbyEdit
Cummins was born in Sydney and attended The Hills Sports High, captaining their first XV in 2010. He was also named captain of the New South Wales All Schools team in the same year, as well as the Australian Schoolboy team.
Steve Cummins has established himself as a real hard worker with huge involvements at the tackle and breakdown areas.
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. 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.
He started the opening match of the Currie Cup season, but was on the losing side as Western Province secured a 35–16 victory. 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.
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. In early 2015, it was announced that Cummins had re-signed with the Melbourne Rebels for a further two years
Super Rugby statisticsEdit
- As of 26 July 2016
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