Matt Todd

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Matt Todd
Full name Matthew Brendon Todd
Date of birth (1988-03-24) 24 March 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
School Kaiapoi High School &
Christchurch Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
New Zealand No. 1123
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009– Canterbury 69 (75)
correct as of 26 October 2015.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011– Crusaders 94 (100)
correct as of 23 July 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– New Zealand 2 (0)
correct as of 15 September 2013.

Matt Todd (born 24 March 1988) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays at blindside or openside flank. He is 1.85 metres (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighs 104 kilograms (229 lb).

He made his Air New Zealand Cup debut as a replacement against Waikato at AMI Stadium. He made his first start against Taranaki a week later in the second Shield challenge of the season. He was also part of the crusaders wider training group for the 2010 Super 14 season. In the 2010 NPC season, with Richie McCaw being busy with the All Blacks, he had a chance to star in all of Canterbury's games. His versatility in being able to play blindside and openside has helped Canterbury to win the Ranfurly Shield. Following an early season injury to McCaw, Todd was selected to play for the Crusaders 2011 season. In 2013, Todd was selected to play on the bench against France in the third test for the All Blacks.

Playing career[edit]

School boy rugby[edit]

Todd's started his rugby playing career at the Kaiapoi Rugby Footbal Union and went on to play for the Kaiapoi High School first XV. He then took the opportunity of a full scholarship at CBHS. While at Christchurch Boys' High School, Todd appeared alongside fellow All Blacks Colin Slade and Owen Franks as well as former Crusaders Nasi Manu and Tim Bateman.[1]


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