Thomas Umaga-Jensen rugby player
Thomas Umaga-Jensen rugby player

Thomas Umaga-Jensen

13th Dec 1997 1.87m/95kg Inside Centre

A product of Scots College, Thomas Umaga-Jensen has a rich rugby family whose uncle is Jerry Collins.

Umaga-Jensen is a New Zealand under 20 outside back who's recent performances with Wellington saw him being selected in the Highlanders wider training squad ahead of Super Rugby.

Umaga-Jensen missed the 2017 U20 Junior World Rugby Championship through injury.

He also has a twin brother, Peter, who also plys his trade with the Hurricanes and Wellington.

Umaga-Jensen was in outstanding form for Wellington in 2017 scoring 4 tries in his first 8 matches and was rewarded by the Highlanders with his Super Rugby contract.

The youngster was expected to be a regular starter following the departure of Malakai Fekitoa in the previous season.

After another season-ending shoulder injury, Thomas will be looking to impress the coaching staff for a chance to get some regular starting time if he can become fit midway through the season.

In 2020, he signed a deal with Otago ahead of their 2020 Mitre 10 Cup season.

Many season-ending injures have restricted fans to see the best of Thomas but 2022 was his year to finally shine playing 11 matches for the Highlanders scoring 2 tries, making 97 runs and over 320 carrying metres.

S.C April 2023


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