Jacob Umaga

Jacob Umaga
Date of Birth
08/07/1998
Birth Place
Halifax
Height
6ft 0"
Weight
202lbs
Position
Centre

Biography

In November Yorkshire Carnegie have captured rising star Jacob Umaga, 20, on loan from Gallagher Premiership side Wasps.

Umaga, who was born in Halifax and played his junior rugby with Old Brodleians before joining the Leicester Tigers Academy, is due to arrive with the club next week and could make his debut in Carnegie’s next game against Nottingham Rugby in the Championship Cup. 

The fly half signed for the Wasps Academy in 2015 and has made seven senior appearances in black-and-gold, all in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and has scored four tries and kicked 12 points.  He had an outstanding performance at fly-half in Wasps’ 50-28 win over Leicester Tigers last season, when he kicked five conversions and a try. He has also appeared on a dual-registration basis for National Two clubs Hinckley and Broadstreet during his time at Wasps.

The young player is the son of ex Rotherham and Samoan international player Mike Umaga and the nephew of former New Zealand captain Tana Umaga, who won 74 caps for the All Blacks.  The Yorkshire-born player however has been part of the England pathway from an early age.  He scored a memorable long-range try for England U18 against France before making his U20 debut in the 59-17 Six Nations win over France and last year helped the England U20s squad finish as runners-up in their World Cup campaign. 

This year Umaga, who can play at inside centre and full back, has spent time playing in New Zealand where he helped Auckland to the Mitre 10 Cup title. He returns to Yorkshire to play for Carnegie on loan, to continue his development in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Match Summary

Date Opposition Pos Mins Tries Conv DG Pen Pts
10/11/2018 Nottingham Rugby 15 80 1 0 0 0 5
17/11/2018 Coventry 10 80 0 3 0 2 12
24/11/2018 Doncaster Knights 15 45 0 2 0 4 16
01/12/2018 Doncaster Knights 12 80 0 2 0 2 10
09/12/2018 Nottingham Rugby 15 80 0 3 0 2 12
TOTAL 67 365 1 10 0 10 55

Career History

Competition Played Mins Tries Conv DG Pen Pts
RFU Championship Cup 5 365 1 10 0 10 55
2018-19 TOTAL 5 365 1 10 0 10 55
TOTAL CAREER 5 365 1 10 0 10 55