Jonah Placid

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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 birth Orange, 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)
Easts ()
Senior career
2017– Toulon 5 (0)
Provincial / State sides
2014–2016 Melbourne Rising 24 (57)
Correct as of 15 October 2016
Super Rugby
Correct as of 7 July 2017
National team(s)
Australian Schoolboys
Australia U20
Correct as of 20 June 2015

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]

Melbourne Rebels rugby union team in Victoria, Australia

The Melbourne Rebels are a professional rugby union team based in Melbourne. They made their debut in SANZAR's Super Rugby tournament in 2011. They were the first privately owned professional rugby union team in Australia, until 2017 when shares in the franchise were returned to the Victorian Rugby Union. The club shares its name with a former Australian Rugby Championship team, but is unrelated.

Super Rugby rugby union competition

Super Rugby is a professional men's rugby union competition involving teams from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan. Building on various Southern Hemisphere competitions dating back to the South Pacific Championship in 1986, with teams from a number of southern nations, Super Rugby started as the Super 12 in the 1996 season with 12 teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Super 12 was established by SANZAR after the sport became professional in 1995. With the top players from nations that represent 16 of the 24 top-three finishes in the history of the Rugby World Cup, the competition is widely regarded as rugby union's toughest provincial competition.

Easts Tigers Rugby Union

Easts Rugby Union Club, known as Easts or Easts Tigers, is an Australian rugby union club based in Brisbane. The club plays in the Queensland Premier Rugby competition, and fields teams for males and females in several other grades and age-group competitions.



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]

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2019, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

Rockhampton City in Queensland, Australia

Rockhampton is a city in the Rockhampton Region of the Central Queensland coast, Australia. The population of the Rockhampton Significant Urban Area in the 2016 Census was 76,985, making it the fourth-largest city in the state outside of the cities of South East Queensland. and the 22nd-largest city in Australia.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).


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]

Australian Schoolboys rugby union team

The Australian Schoolboys & U18 rugby union team is the national team for schoolboy rugby union& U18 players in Australia. Considered to be the pinnacle of schoolboy & U18 rugby in Australia, the team plays in fixtures against other national representative schoolboy teams from around the world. Many players who have played in the Australian Schoolboys team have gone on to further representative careers with Super Rugby franchise teams and the Australian national rugby union team.

New Zealand national schoolboy rugby union team

The New Zealand Schools rugby union team is composed of secondary school students in New Zealand. Many of the players have gone on to play for international teams including many who have played for the New Zealand national team. Aaron Mauger, Malili Muliaina, Jerry Collins, Sam Tuitupou, and Joe Rokocoko all are examples of players who have progressed to international rugby.

Tasman Sea A marginal sea of the South Pacific between Australia and New Zealand

The Tasman Sea is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand. It measures about 2,000 km (1,200 mi) across and about 2,800 km (1,700 mi) from north to south. The sea was named after the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, who was the first recorded European to encounter New Zealand and Tasmania. British explorer Captain James Cook later extensively navigated the Tasman Sea in the 1770s as part of his first voyage of exploration.

Super Rugby Statistics

As of 14 September 2017 [2]
2014 Reds 10160000000
2015 Rebels 110801000500
2016 Rebels 127569740002000
2017 Rebels 52320420001000

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