James Rodley

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James Rodley
Date of birth (1985-03-20) 20 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Auckland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Halfback
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 North Harbour ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 New Zealand NZ Māori ()

James Rodley, (born 20 March 1985 in Auckland) is a rugby union player.

Rugby career[edit]

Rodley started playing rugby at the age of five for the East Coast Bays rugby club. The move to the Marist Rugby club in 2006 saw his rugby career take off. Rodley was selected as the second halfback/scrumhalf for the North Harbour NPC Air New Zealand Cup team in 2006,[1] but it wasn't long before he was the starting halfback. The North Harbour Rugby Union NPC team won the Ranfurly Shield in 2006 for the first time in North Harbours history against Canterbury. Rodley was named Rookie of the year 2006.

In early 2007, Rodley participated in a competition with all the Marist clubs from around New Zealand. The North Shore Marist team Rodley plays for won the competition, and rodley was named Marists most valuable player.

May 2007 saw Rodley get selected to go to England to play in the 2007 Churchill Cup for the New Zealand Māori rugby union team. This came after the second halfback, Brendan Haami, injured himself in practice.[2]


  1. ^ "Rodley gets Maori call up". Super14.com. 17 May 2007. Archived from the original on 19 May 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rugby: Haami replaced by Rodley in NZ Maori". New Zealand Herald. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 

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