Jack Ram

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Jack Ram
Full name Jack Dehei Ram
Date of birth (1987-01-14) January 14, 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
School Lavengamalie Christian College
University Lavengamalie Christian University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– Northland 20 (10)
correct as of 30 September 2015.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2015− Blues 1 (0)
correct as of 30 September 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2015– Tonga 5 (10)
correct as of 9 October 2015.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2009–15 Tonga 8
correct as of 30 September 2015.

Jack Ram (born 14 January 1987 in Australia) is a professional rugby union footballer. He plays for Northland. He has represented Tonga sevens team between 2009-2015[1] as well as the Tonga national team.

Early life

Ram's father, Samuel Santa Ram is a Fiji-Indian and is from Tavua. His mother is a Tongan who his father met and married in Australia. Ram was born in Australia, his parents moved to Tonga when he was 3 to start a business there.[2] He plays club rugby for Lavengamalie Rugby Club. He represented the Tongan under-19 team in 2006.[2]

Career

He joined Lavengamalie Rugby Club in 2005. In 2009, he played in the Pacific Rugby Cup for Tautahi Gold. In the same year, he was recruited into the Tonga sevens team. One of his biggest victory came in 2012 when he scored a try to help Tonga 7's beat the Fiji sevens side for the first time in history at the 2012 Wellington Sevens.[3] He joined the Kerikeri rugby club in 2011. He represented Northland in the 2012 ITM Cup. A bad knee injury sidelined him for most of the 2013 ITM Cup.[4]

In September 2014, an outstanding performance and his 2 tries helped Northland defeat Otago in the 2014 ITM Cup.[5]

In June 2015, after the Blues suffered multiple injuries, Ram was called onto the bench for their final 2015 Super Rugby pool game against the Highlanders.[6]

International career

He made his international debut for Tonga in the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup against the United States in Toronto. He was then included in the Tongan team to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He came off the bench against Georgia to replace the injured captain, Nili Latu. He started against Namibia 10 days later scoring two-tries and setting up another for winger, Telusa Veainu. He was awarded the Man of the Match in that game.[7]

References

  1. "NRU Profile". Northland Rugby. Northland Rugby. Retrieved 11 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ram runs for Tongans against our Babaas". Fiji Times. Retrieved 10 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. ROBSON, TORY. "Tonga rules over Fiji at sevens". Fairax Media. Stuf.co.nz. Retrieved 10 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Leslie, Cameron. "Rugby: Ram suits up for blazer". NZ Herald. Retrieved 10 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. KNOWLER, RICHARD. "Northland pull away from Otago for away win". Fairfax Media. Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 10 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Charles Piutau returns for Blues in an attempt to enhance All Blacks chances - Stuff.co.nz". Retrieved 2015-06-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Tonga beat Namibia in Exeter". Radio NZ. Retrieved 30 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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