Super Rugby


Height: 176cm
Weight: 84kg
Born: 13/05/1996
Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD
Senior Club: GPS
Junior Club: Brothers
School: St. Joseph's Nudgee College

Representative Honours
Queensland Schoolboys (2013)
Australian Schoolboys (2013)
Queensland Under 20s (2014-2016)
Australian Under 20s (2015-2016)
Queensland Country NRC (2014-)
Queensland (2016-)

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Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Queensland Country 33 140 (11T, 40C, 1PG)* 2014 v NSW Country Eagles, Bond University
Queensland 18 10 (1T, 1C, 1PG) 2016 v Bulls, Loftus Versfeld
Super Rugby 18 10 (1T, 1C, 1PG) 2016 v Bulls, Loftus Versfeld
Test Rugby - - -

Player Bio

James Tuttle is a promising young scrumhalf who has been working his way diligently through the Queensland Rugby pathway for a number of years.

The 21-year-old found a healthy rhythm in 2017, establishing himself as a consistent performer for the Reds in Super Rugby, before playing a key role in Bond University Queensland Country’s title-winning run in the National Rugby Championship.

While always a talented athlete, Tuttle added goal kicking to his armoury in 2017 – a skill which saw him claim the honour of leading points scorer in the National Rugby Championship.

The Brisbane born and raised scrumhalf has proven to be a leader among his peers, captaining the Australian Schoolboys, Australian Under 20s and Queensland Country at various times in the past four years.



2017
Broke into the Reds starting side for the first time with a run of six games straight, midway through the season. Scored the match-winning try in the Reds’ Round 1 win over the Sharks with just his second touch of the ball after coming on in the 70th minute as a replacement. Featured at flyhalf for GPS toward the end of the Queensland Premier Rugby season, helping them to their first grand final appearance since 2013. Starting scrumhalf for Queensland Country in every game on their run to the NRC title. Finished the season as the leading points scorer in the NRC, with 103 points, mostly from the boot.
2016
LStarred for Queensland Under 20s in their undefeated run to claim the inaugural Super U20s Championship. Made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Went on to play a further four games for Queensland. Captained Queensland Country in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship. Also captained the Australian Under 20s at the World Rugby U20s Championship.
2015
A big year in his development as he trained with the Reds senior squad throughout the Super Rugby season and travelled with the side to South Africa as a member of the squad. He represented the Australian Under 20s at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy. He also captained Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship and was elevated to the Reds senior squad for the 2016 season.
2014
Signed to the Reds Elite Development Squad following his performances for Queensland Country in the inaugural National Rugby Championship.


*Please note, the scoring in the National Rugby Championship changed from seasons 1 and 2 to season 3. In 2014 and 2015 tries were worth 5 points, conversions 3 points, penalties/drop goals 2 points. In 2016, tries were worth 6 points, conversions/penalty goals/drop goals 2 points.



Updated 20/11/2017