Maclean Jones #7
Jones grew up in West Queensland Australia. He played for the Australia U20s and was vice-captain at the Junior World Cup at Manchester and the captain for the Oceania Tournament in Brisbane. With an impressive background, he received a rugby scholarship to the University of Queensland, where he played for Premier Grade, Premier Colts and 1st XV sides while training with the Queensland Reds Wider Training Group.
Jones first came onto the scene in 2015 when he led the National Rugby Championship in tackles per game average at 19-years-old. He was appointed the captain role in the Australian U20s and the Warringah Rats Schute Shield Squads. Jones was part of Australia’s leadership group at the World Rugby U20 Championship in 2016. Jones recently made his Super Rugby debut with the Waratahs in 2019. Jones has previously been coached by AGs Assistant Coach, Mark Gerrard, on a squad where he was appointed Captain; and he currently lives down the street from AGs head coach Sam Harris.
Jones has previously been teammates with current AG player, Mack Mason since they were 15 years old. They starred on the Australian U20s squad for two years together, including a World Championship trip in 2017. In 2016, Maclean captained the U20s squad in a historic win over the All Blacks U20s squad; the match-winning kick was converted by lifelong teammate Mack Mason.
Maclean’s grandfather, peter Cunningham, played for Australia’s National team just before the outbreak of WWI.
|Hometown||West Queensland, Australia|