Jordan Uelese rugby player
Jordan Uelese rugby player

Jordan Uelese

24th Jan 1997 1.89m/122kg Hooker

The promising 19-year-old follows in the footsteps of Sione Tuipulotu and Rob Leota to rise through Victorian Rugby’s elite pathway and sign a contract with the Melbourne Rebels

Uelese was a keen figure in the Melbourne Rebels U20 campaign in the inaugural Super U20s and started all five games in the World Rugby U20s Championship in Manchester.

Uelese impressed Wallaby coach Michael Cheika in 2017 and was named in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championship.

Uelese joins the squad having only played 3 times for the Rebels in Super Rugby having represented Australia at the U20 World Championship.

Jordan has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Tatufa Polota as a young Wallabies Hooker to be plucked for National duties out of the U20s program before Super Rugby.

In November 2017, Uelese committed to Australian Rugby until 2020, after the rising star was recognised for his breakout year with a new contract with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels.

Uelese made three Super Rugby appearances this year after his debut off the bench against the Blues in the opening round of the 2017 season at AAMI Park.

The Rebels rake will now have his eyes firmly set on the 2019 Rugby World Cup, in a deal that caps off a remarkable year for the 20-year-old.

(Nov 17)



Career

image Melbourne Rising
Hooker
2015 - present
rebels Melbourne Rebels
Hooker
2017 - present
australia Australia
Hooker
2017 - present
ARU Australia U20's
Hooker
2016 - 2017