Joe Moody

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Joe Moody
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Full name Joseph Tamateapōkaiwhenua Moody
Date of birth (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 120 kg (18 st 13 lb; 265 lb)
School Christ's College
University Lincoln University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Losehead Prop
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– Canterbury 29 (15)
Correct as of 26 October 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013– Crusaders 46 (0)
Correct as of 23 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
New Zealand
Māori All Blacks
Correct as of 12 September 2017

Joseph Tamateapōkaiwhenua Moody (born 18 September 1988) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays as a prop for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and Canterbury in the ITM Cup.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

He was a member of the Crusaders Wider Training Squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season and he has subsequently been promoted to the senior squad for the 2013 season.[2][3] He was included in the All Blacks squad for the 2013 Rugby Championship as cover for injured Crusaders' teammate Wyatt Crockett.[4] Moody has now been capped for the All Blacks 14 times, and was named in New Zealand's 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup where he played in the knockout stages. Moody eventually supplanted Crockett as the first-choice loosehead prop in 2016 when he was named in the All Blacks again.

Affiliating to Ngāi Tahu, Moody was a member of the Māori All Blacks in 2015.[5] Moody grew up on Tuahiwi Marae.

Moody was warned for a dangerous tackle in 2016[6][7] and was yellow-carded twice in the 2016-17 international season[8] including for a spear tackle.[9]

Wrestling career[edit]

Moody wrestled from a young age until he was 21. He won a few national titles.[10]


Date Competition Style Age Group Weight Class Rank
25 August 2007 World Championship Freestyle Juniors 96.0 15
2 March 2007 Oceania Championship Freestyle Seniors 96.0 1
Juniors 96.0 1
Greco-Roman Juniors 96.0 1
Seniors 96.0 2
1 May 2006 Oceania Championship Greco-Roman Seniors 96.0 1
Juniors 96.0 1
30 April 2006 Oceania Championship Freestyle Juniors 96.0 1
Seniors 96.0 1


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