Ryan Crotty

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Ryan Crotty
Full name Ryan Stevenson Crotty
Date of birth (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Nelson, New Zealand
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb; 15 st 2 lb)[1]
School Shirley Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
New Zealand No. 1124
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008– Canterbury 67 (70)
Correct as of 29 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009– Crusaders 107 (100)
Correct as of 23 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008
2013–
New Zealand U20
New Zealand
5
27
(5)
(25)
Correct as of 27 June 2017

Ryan Stevenson Crotty (born (1988-09-23)23 September 1988) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays as a midfield back for the Crusaders in Super Rugby[2] and Canterbury in the ITM Cup.

He made his debut for the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in the 47–29 win against Australia in Sydney on 17 August 2013. He scored the match winning try against Ireland at the end of the All Blacks Northern Tour to secure a 100% match winning year for the team.

In the 2014 Super Rugby season, Crotty took over as captain for many of the games due to captain Kieran Read being injured.

Crotty was re-selected for New Zealand in 2016, and was named as the starting inside center for the first test match of the year against Wales. Since the Wales series Crotty has become a regular starter for the All Blacks, starting in all of the games he played throughout 2016, with two separate injuries preventing him playing three games that year. Crotty was one of the highest try-scorers of the Rugby Championship in 2016, scoring 4 tries. This included two against the first test against Argentina in Waikato which New Zealand won by 57-22.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stats.allblacks.com/asp/Profile.asp?ABID=1124
  2. ^ Smith, Tony (21 March 2012). "Crusaders' Ryan Crotty ready to step up". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 

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