Joe Wheeler (rugby union)

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Joe Wheeler
Full name Joseph Thomas Wheeler
Date of birth (1987-10-20) 20 October 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
School Marlborough Boys' College
Notable relative(s) Ben Wheeler (brother)
Ray Dowker (grandfather)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock / Flank
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– Tasman 65 (35)
correct as of 25 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010–12
2013–
Crusaders
Highlanders
4
26
(0)
(0)
correct as of 21 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– Māori All Blacks 2 (0)
correct as of 13 November 2013.

Joseph Thomas Wheeler (born (1987-10-20)20 October 1987) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays as a lock / loose forward for the Highlanders in Super Rugby and the Tasman Makos in the ITM Cup.[1] Of Ngāi Tahu descent, Wheeler was selected in the New Zealand Māori All Blacks and represented them on the November 2013 tour of North America.[2]

A product of the Marlborough Boys' College 1st XV, Wheeler made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders against the Sharks in 2010.[3] He joined the Highlanders for the 2013 Super Rugby season on a two-year deal.[4]

Wheeler comes from a successful sporting family: his brother Ben Wheeler[5] is a cricketer who plays for Central Districts; and his grandfather Ray Dowker[6] was a multi-talented athlete who represented Canterbury in cricket, football and many other codes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wheeler joins Highlanders". New Zealand Herald. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Robson, Tony (22 October 2013). "Maori All Blacks squad named". Waikato Times. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Super Rugby Profile: Highlanders – Joe Wheeler". Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Highlanders in Tasman coup". rugby365.com. 5 Sep 2012. Retrieved 5 Sep 2012. 
  5. ^ "CD Cricket - Ben Wheeler". Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Blackcaps Archive - Ray Dowker". Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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