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Joseph Paul Tamatea Moody (born 18 September 1988) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays as a prop for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and Canterbury in the ITM Cup.[2] He made his debut for New Zealand in 2014 and has since won 31 international caps.

Joe Moody
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Moody playing for New Zealand, August 2017
Full nameJoseph Paul Tamatea Moody
Date of birth (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight122 kg (269 lb; 19 st 3 lb)[1]
SchoolChrist's College
UniversityLincoln University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Canterbury, Crusaders
All Black No. 1134
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– Canterbury 32 (15)
2013– Crusaders 81 (10)
Correct as of 7 September 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– New Zealand 41 (15)
2015 Māori All Blacks 2 (0)
Correct as of 7 September 2019

Early lifeEdit

Moody was born in Christchurch. He is affiliated to the Ngāi Tahu Māori tribe and grew up on Tuahiwi Marae.

Rugby union careerEdit

He was a member of the Crusaders Wider Training Squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season and he has subsequently been promoted to the senior squad for the 2013 season.[3][4] He was included in the All Blacks squad for the 2013 Rugby Championship as cover for injured Crusaders' teammate Wyatt Crockett.[5] Moody was named in New Zealand's 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup where he played in the knockout stages. Moody eventually supplanted Crockett as the first-choice loosehead prop in 2016 when he was named in the All Blacks again.

Moody was a member of the Māori All Blacks in 2015.[6]

Moody was warned for a dangerous tackle in 2016[7][8] and was yellow-carded twice in the 2016-17 international season[9] including for a spear tackle.[10]

Moody played in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Wrestling careerEdit

Moody wrestled from a young age until he was 21. He won several national titles.[11]

StatisticsEdit

Date Competition Style Age Group Weight Class Rank
25 August 2007 World Championship Freestyle Juniors 96.0 15
2 March 2007 Oceania Championship Freestyle Seniors 96.0 1
Juniors 96.0 1
Greco-Roman Juniors 96.0 1
Seniors 96.0 2
1 May 2006 Oceania Championship Greco-Roman Seniors 96.0 1
Juniors 96.0 1
30 April 2006 Oceania Championship Freestyle Juniors 96.0 1
Seniors 96.0 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://stats.allblacks.com/asp/Profile.asp?ABID=1134
  2. ^ "Joe Moody Canterbury profile". Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  3. ^ "2013 Investec Super Rugby Crusaders squad announced". Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Joe Moody Crusaders Player Profile". Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  5. ^ "All Blacks squad named for Investec Rugby Championship". New Zealand Rugby Union. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Maori All Blacks team to play Fiji". allblacks.com. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/84144593/all-blacks-prop-joe-moody-escapes-with-a-warning-for-dangerous-tackle
  8. ^ http://www.planetrugby.com/news/moody-cited-for-dangerous-tackle/
  9. ^ http://www.itsrugby.co.uk/player-international-24087.html
  10. ^ BT Sport Rugby [@btsportrugby] (5 November 2016). "Yellow card! @AllBlacks' Joe Moody is sin-binned for tip-tackle on @IrishRugby's Robbie Henshaw. #IREvNZL" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Patrick McKendry (18 February 2014). "Rugby: Moody refuses to be counted out". NZ Herald. Retrieved 4 November 2014.

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