PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Chris
SURNAME Jones
HEIGHT 198 cm
WEIGHT 95 Kg
BIRTH DATE 24 June 1980
PLAYER WRITE-UP
CLUB Sale Sharks
POSITION Lock/Back Row
Chris Jones, who won another two caps during the Investec Challenge Series last Autumn, specialises in athletic lineout takes and long-range tries and had the distinction of being the only forward to score a hat trick of Premiership tries in 2004-05 – during the Sharks’ 57-3 win over Worcester Warriors. A former England Sevens player, he is among a new breed of lock with lithe skills and helped England to triumph in the Churchill Cup in Canada two summers ago. Had made a dream start with a debut Test try off the bench against Italy in February 2004.
Chris was working part-time in the club’s community department when former Sale Shark Dave Baldwin took him to Fylde on loan and a startling rise to the England Sevens squad in New Zealand followed. A product of Stockport Grammar School and Sheffield Hallam University, he played for Cheshire at Under-18s and 20s level and then for Altrincham Kersal. He was part of the England A team that beat France, Scotland and Italy in 2003 and has played for the England XV against the Barbarians.
Did you know?
Chris was stunned just before his Sale debut against Narbonne in 2001 when he had his boots cleaned by none other than Jason Robinson, who was not registered to play in the match. Bryan Redpath, a former Shark now coaching at Gloucester, also commands the great respect of Chris. An all-rounder on the sports field when a schoolboy, he enjoyed cricket and his rugby career blossomed when he moved into senior school and came under the influence of coach Chris Wright.
He went on to take a Business Studies course in Sheffield and was three years into it when the Sharks invited him to join them. Chris is also a movie fanatic and has a huge DVD collection.
RUGBY CAREER
TRIES 0
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 0
 
SQUAD LIST
England Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
England Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
England Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
RWC Warm-up Test
Saturday, July 11 2015
17:00 - South Africa vs World XV
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, July 18 2015
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, July 25 2015
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, August 08 2015
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, August 15 2015
00:00 - Argentina vs South Africa
To be confirmed
RWC Warm-up Test
21:05 - Argentina vs South Africa
Buenos Aires
Rugby World Cup
Saturday, September 19 2015
17:45 - South Africa vs Japan
Brighton Community Centre, Brighton
Saturday, September 26 2015
17:45 - South Africa vs Samoa
Villa Park, Birmingham
Saturday, October 03 2015
17:45 - South Africa vs Scotland
St James' Park, Newcastle
Wednesday, October 07 2015
17:45 - South Africa vs USA
Olympic Stadium, London

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