Joe Royal (rugby union)
|Birth name||Joseph Wirihana Royal|
|Date of birth||31 May 1985|
|Place of birth||Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||113 kg (249 lb)|
|School||Te Aute College|
|University||Auckland University of Technology|
|Rugby union career|
Joseph Wirihana Royal (born 31 May 1985 in Rotorua, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the hooker (and occasionally prop) position for provincial side Counties Manukau Steelers and for New Zealand's Māori international side the Māori All Blacks. Royal has previously played for North Harbour in 2009 before heading to Bay of Plenty Rugby in 2013 and spending 4 seasons with the Bay Steamers. After moving back home in 2017 is now in his second season with the Counties Manukau Steelers in the Mitre 10 Cup.
- "Joe Royal Bay of Plenty Profile". Retrieved 22 October 2013.
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