Brent Todd

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Brent Todd
Personal information
Full name Brent Trevor Todd
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–86 Linwood (CRL)
1987–91 Canberra Raiders 91 0 0 0 0
1988–89 Wakefield Trinity 9 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Gold Coast Seagulls 34 1 1 0 6
Total 134 1 1 0 6
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1985–86 Canterbury N.Z.
1985–86 South Island
1985–93 New Zealand 28 2 0 0 8
Source: RLP

Brent Trevor Todd[1] (born 5 December 1964) is a New Zealander who has represented his country at both rugby league football and water polo. His rugby league position was prop forward.

Early years[edit]

Todd played in the New Zealand men's water polo team.[2]

In 1982 he was invited to play for the New Zealand junior league team, the Junior Kiwis. He also played for the team in 1983.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Todd played for the Linwood club in the Canterbury Rugby League competition, and was a Canterbury representative. Todd played 28 tests for national team the Kiwis between 1985 and 1993.

Todd joined Australian team the Canberra Raiders in 1986, after a $37,200 transfer fee was paid.[4] Todd played at prop forward for the Raiders in the Winfield Cup Grand Finals of 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1991. After suffering a broken arm in 1988, he spent the off-season with Wakefield Trinity, playing nine games. He later played for the Gold Coast club, before retiring from the New South Wales Rugby League premiership in 1993.

Later he became an Australian-based television commentator for league games.

Personal life[edit]

Todd married former World Surfing Champion Wendy Botha. In 1994, and they were married for 11 years, Todd's biography, League, Lies & Alibis was published the year he got married. In 2004 he appeared on reality show Celebrity Treasure Island with his then wife.

In December 2007 Todd was sentenced to 12 months home detention for his role in a poker machine fraud scheme.[5][6]


  1. ^ TODD, Brent Trevor 1985 - 93 - Kiwi #593 Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8
  3. ^ Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
  4. ^ Lion Red 1988 Rugby League Annual, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1988. p.p.160-167
  5. ^ Eames, David (8 December 2007). "Fraudster Todd gets home detention". The New Zealand Herald. 
  6. ^ "Brent Todd admits four fraud charges". 2 November 2007. Retrieved 21 September 2011.