Thomas Umaga-Jensen

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Thomas Umaga-Jensen
Date of birth (1997-12-31) 31 December 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight107 kg (16 st 12 lb; 236 lb)
Rugby union career
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2017– Wellington 9 (25)
Super Rugby
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2018– Highlanders 7 (0)

Thomas Umaga-Jensen (born 31 December 1997) is a New Zealand rugby union player who plays for the Highlanders in the Super Rugby competition. [1] . Thomas has been on the radar since high school where he and his twin brother Peter Umaga-Jensen were stand-outs in the Scots College 1st XV for several years. Umaga-Jensen was a member of the winning New Zealand U20s team that travelled to Georgia in 2017 and convincingly beat England U20s in the final. His position of choice is Second Five-Eighth.

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References

  1. "Thomas Umaga-Jensen". www.itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 13 December 2017.