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Jake Ball

Jake Ball

Cap No 1114

Profile Biog
DOB 21st Jun 1991
Birthplace Ascot,Berks
Position Lock
Club/Region Scarlets
Height 2.01 m (6' 7“)
Weight 120.91 kg (19st 0lbs)
Honours Wales (46 caps)

Jake Ball was born in Ascot and qualified to play for Wales through his father Dave, who was born in Colwyn Bay and who played rugby for the British Army, London Welsh and Harlequins.

He moved to Australia with his family at the age of 16 and spent two years in the Western Australia Under 19 cricket squad with Aussie Test cricketers, Mitchell and Shaun Marsh. In his prime he was a fast bowler who was clocked at 82 mph and played in the Australian U19 championships in 2008/09.

He switched back to rugby, but was judged by the Western Force to be too small at 95kg. Since then he has grown in size to 120+kgs and become one of the biggest ball carriers in Welsh rugby. He became the sixth Welsh player to sign a National Dual Contract in January, 2015, and has become an integral part of the Scarlets side.

He joined the Scarlets in 2012 and made his debut as a replacement against Connacht on 15 September that year. He also played for Llanelli RFC in his first season. He has since gone on to make more than 100 appearances for the region. Injuries forced him to miss both the 2017 Guinness PRO12 final victory in Dublin and the 2018 defeat at the same Aviva Stadium venue.

His Wales debut came as a replacement in the 6 Nations defeat to Ireland in Dublin on 8 February, 2014, and he made his first start in a win over France on home soil 13 days later. He also played against England and Scotland in that championship. He went on the summer tour to South Africa later that year and figured in four of the five 6 Nations matches in 2015, starting against England and Scotland. That led him into the Rugby World Cup, where he played in the big win over Uruguay.

A serious shoulder injury suffered against the All Blacks in Cardiff in 2017 meant he didn’t play for Wales for a year, but he returned to play a part in three of the 2019 Grand Slam matches.

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First Team

Dan Biggar

Dan Biggar

Fly Half

Josh Adams

Josh Adams

Wing

Hallam Amos

Hallam Amos

Wing

Adam Beard

Adam Beard

Lock

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Scrum Half

Cory Hill

Cory Hill

Lock

Seb Davies

Seb Davies

Lock

Eliott Dee

Elliot Dee

Hooker

Ryan Elias

Ryan Elias

Hooker

Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Prop

Wyn Jones

Wyn Jones

Prop

Samson Lee

Samson Lee

Prop

Dillon Lewis

Dillon Lewis

Prop

Ross Moriarty

Ross Moriarty

Back Row

George North

George North

Wing

Hadleigh Parkes

Hadleigh Parkes

Centre

Aaron Wainwright

Aaron Wainwright

Back Row

Owen Watkin

Owen Watkin

Centre

Tomos Williams

Tomos Williams

Scrum Half

Jake Ball

Jake Ball

Lock

Talupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau

Back Row

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny

Full Back

Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones

Lock

Josh Navidi

Josh Navidi

Flanker

Ken Owens

Ken Owens

Hooker

Aaron Shingler

Aaron Shingler

Back Row

Justin Tipuric

Justin Tipuric

Back Row

Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Full Back / Wing

Leon B

Leon Brown

Prop

Jonah Holmes

Jonah Holmes

Wing

Jarrod Evans

Jarrod Evans

Fly Half

Rhys Carre

Rhys Carre

Prop

Johnny McNicholl

Johnny McNicholl

Full back/Wing

Taine Basham

Taine Basham

Back row

WillGriff John

WillGriff John

Prop

Will Rowlands

Will Rowlands

Second Row

Louis Rees-Zammit

Louis Rees-Zammit

Winger

Nick Tompkins

Nick Tompkins

Centre

Rhys Webb

Rhys Webb

Scrum Half

Dewi Lake

Dewi Lake

Hooker

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