Jason Woodward

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Jason Woodward
Full name Jason Christopher Woodward
Date of birth (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
School St. Patrick's College, Silverstream
University Hartpury College, Glocestershire, UK
Occupation(s) Studying to become a Helicopter Pilot
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback, Wing, Fly-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011–12, 2014- Wellington 27 (193)
correct as of 13 October 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
26 (210)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010 New Zealand U20 4 (0)
correct as of 15 July 2013.

Jason Christopher Woodward (born 17 May 1990[1] in Wellington, New Zealand). He moved to Australia in early 2013 and joined the Rebels for the 2013 Super Rugby season. There was speculation, pre-season, he would be full back if Kurtley Beale moved to fly-half.[2]

New Zealand career[edit]

Woodward played for the Upper Hutt Premier team,[1] and was a regular in the Upper Hutt Times.

In 2010, Woodward made the New Zealand U20s[3] and represented New Zealand at the IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina, helping the team to win the competition undefeated.

He played his first provincial season with the Wellington Lions in 2011.[4] On debut he scored all of Wellington Lions' 3 tries to beat Taranaki Rugby Football Union 23–5 in the 2011 seasons opening game.[5]

Melbourne Rebels[edit]

Woodward joined the Melbourne Rebels following a strong 2012 ITM Cup campaign with the Wellington Lions. However an injury sustained pre-season delayed his debut until Round 6 of the 2013 Super Rugby season. Woodward made his debut in an unfortunate 64–7 belting from the Sharks in Durban;[6] he started at outside centre.[7] Back in Australia for Round 8 in Perth, Woodward started on the right wing against the Western Force. He scored his first and second tries in Super Rugby and helped the Rebels win 30–23.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ a b http://www.clubrugby.co.nz/wellington/clubs-teams-people.php?person_id=1992
  2. ^ Woods, Melissa (19 January 2013). "Rebels coach coy on his Super playmaker". Roar Rugby. Roar. AAP. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.irb.com/jwc/teams/team=2823/player=39560/index.html
  4. ^ http://www.wellingtonlions.co.nz/our-team/player-profiles/107-Jason%20-Woodward
  5. ^ Napier, Liam (16 July 2011). "Wellington sink Taranaki in season opener". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rebels suffer 64–7 loss to the Sharks in Durban" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  7. ^ SA Rugby Report: Sharks vs Rebels
  8. ^ SA Rugby Report: Force vs Rebels
  9. ^ Fairbairn, Pete (6 April 2013). "Rebels triumph over Force" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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