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-)


Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Queensland Country 39 153 (12T, 44C, 1PG)* 2014 v NSW Country Eagles, Bond University
Queensland 24 50 (1T, 6C, 11PG) 2016 v Bulls, Loftus Versfeld
Super Rugby 24 50 (1T, 6C, 11PG) 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.

An Achilles injury suffered in Bond University Queensland Country’s NRC semi-final win over the Western Force is expected to cruelly sideline Tuttle for the majority of the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Tuttle 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.

Added a further six Reds caps to his name in a tight tussle with team-mates Moses Sorovi and Tate McDermott for the number nine jersey. Suffered an Achilles injury during Queensland Country’s semi-final victory over the Western Force.
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.
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.
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.
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 04/12/2018