Joe Wheeler (rugby union)

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Joe Wheeler
Full name Joseph Thomas Wheeler
Nickname Joe, Joey
Date of birth (1987-10-20) 20 October 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury, 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
Position(s) Lock, Flanker
Current team Highlanders
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016− Suntory Sungoliath 15 ((0))
Correct as of 15 January 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–15 Tasman 80 ((40))
Correct as of 16 October 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–12
2013–
Crusaders
Highlanders
4
48
((0)
(5))
Correct as of 31 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013, 2015– Māori All Blacks 3 ((0))
Correct as of 18 July 2015

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.

In 2015, Wheeler became engaged to be married to Courtney MacKay, one of the contestants from season 5 of The Block NZ.[7]

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. 
  7. ^ "The Block NZ: Meet Courtney MacKay's biggest fan". Woman's Day. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 

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