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James Hanson (rugby union)

James Hanson
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Birth nameJames Hanson
Date of birth (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 31)[1]
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb; 229 lb)
SchoolGregory Terrace
UniversityUniversity of Queensland
SpouseAshley Hanson
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2009
2014
2015
2016–2017
2017–
Rebels (ARC)
North Harbour
Brisbane City
Sydney Stars
Melbourne Rising
Gloucester Rugby
6
7
1
3
3
32
(10)
(0)
(0)
(5)
(5)
(30)
Correct as of 17 February 2018
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2015
2016–2017
Reds
Rebels
82
29
(30)
(5)
Correct as of 5 November 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2017
2006–2007
2005
Australia
Australia U-19
Australia Schools
12 (0)
Correct as of 22 October 2016

James Hanson (born 15 September 1988) is a rugby union player for Gloucester Rugby in the Aviva Premiership, playing as a hooker.[2]

Early life

Hanson was born in Brisbane. He played schoolboy rugby at Gregory Terrace and was selected for the Australian Schools team in 2005.

He played his first senior rugby with the University club and was selected for the Australia Under 19 rugby team in 2006 and 2007.

Career

Hanson played in the Australian Rugby Championship for the Melbourne Rebels in 2007. He signed a development contract with the Queensland Reds, and made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2009. He played off the bench in Queensland's win over the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final of 2011, and went on to play seven seasons at the Reds.

Hanson made his Wallabies debut at Suncorp Stadium Brisbane, Queensland on 20 October 2012. The end result was an 18-18 draw with the All-Blacks in the final Bledisloe Cup match of the season.

He signed with the Rebels in 2016 to play Super Rugby in Melbourne.

Hanson signed a short-term deal with English club Gloucester Rugby in the Aviva Premiership until the end of the year 2017, with an initial plan to rejoin the Rebels.[3] However, on 13 December 2017, it was announced that Hanson had signed a permanent deal to stay at Gloucester following agreement by the Melbourne Rebels to release him early from his contract.[4]

Super Rugby statistics

As of 5 November 2017[5]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Min T C PG DG Pts YC RC
2009 Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Reds 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Reds 18 2 16 398 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2012 Reds 16 9 7 773 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2013 Reds 15 5 10 530 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Reds 16 10 6 692 2 0 0 0 10 1 0
2015 Reds 16 10 6 826 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Rebels 15 14 1 904 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2017 Rebels 14 12 2 810 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 111 62 49 4918 7 0 0 0 35 2 0

References

  1. ^ ESPN scrum (2010). "James Hanson player profile at Scrum.com". Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  2. ^ QRU (2010). "James Hanson player profile at Gloucesterrugby.com". Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  3. ^ "James Hanson: Gloucester sign Australia hooker from Melbourne Rebels". BBC Sport. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Gloucester Rugby Confirm Signing Of James Hanson". Gloucester Rugby. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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