Jonathan Poff (born 27 September 1983 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a rugby union player currently playing for the London Wasps in the Aviva Premiership. Prior to joining Wasps, he was a fixture for Tasman in the ITM Cup competition in New Zealand and represented the Crusaders in Super Rugby.

Jonathan Poff
Jonathan Poff 2013 (cropped).jpg
Date of birth (1983-09-27) 27 September 1983 (age 36)
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011-2013 Wasps 43 (5)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–11 Tasman 55 (15)
Correct as of 1 June 2011
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–11 Crusaders 18 (5)


Poff, who grew up Cheviot, New Zealand, was selected for the NZ Secondary Schools in 2002 and in 2004 played in the NZ Colts team winning the cup in Scotland. In 2007 Poff made the Crusaders squad, however got no game time. In 2009 he became the 139th Crusader against the Stormers. His first start was against the Lions in South Africa when he played the full eighty minutes. He was unlucky to have not received more game time in the 2009 campaign. Poff has been reselected for the Crusaders 2010 and has resigned for Tasman for two more years. It was announced on 18 May 2011 that Poff was joining Aviva Premiership side London Wasps for the 2011–12 season where, on debut, he secured the man of the match award in the 20-15 victory over Saracens F.C..

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2011.