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

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Cell C Community Cup
Monday, April 21 2014
09:15 - Old Selbornians vs Centurion
Outeniqua Park, George
11:30 - Despatch vs Roses United
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13:45 - College Rovers vs Hamiltons
Outeniqua Park, George
16:00 - Impala vs Roodepoort
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Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, April 25 2014
07:35 - Blues vs Waratahs
Eden Park, Auckland
09:40 - Brumbies vs Chiefs
GIO Stadium, Canberra
Vodacom Cup
15:00 - Blue Bulls vs Limpopo Blue Bulls
Loftus Versfeld B, Pretoria
15:00 - Valke vs Griffons
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
16:30 - Sharks XV vs EP Kings
Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban
Inter Provincial Women A
17:00 - South Western Districs vs Border

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