Wyatt Crockett

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Wyatt Crockett
Wyatt Crockett August 2017.jpg
Full name Wyatt William Vogels Crockett
Date of birth (1983-01-24) 24 January 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb; 256 lb)[1]
School Nelson College
Otago Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead prop
New Zealand No. 1091
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005– Canterbury 73 (30)
Correct as of 28 July 2013
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006– Crusaders 187 (50)
Correct as of 14 April 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–07
2009 –
Junior All Blacks
New Zealand
6
70
(5)
(10)
Correct as of 22 November 2017

Wyatt William Vogels Crockett (born 24 January 1983) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays at prop for the Crusaders in Super Rugby, Canterbury in the National Provincial Championship, and the New Zealand national team, the All Blacks.

Crockett attended Nelson College from 1994 to 2000,[2] and Otago Boys High School in 2001.[3]

He made his All Blacks debut against Italy in 2009.[4]

In 2011 he was selected in the All Blacks Tri-Nations Squad as injury cover. However he narrowly missed selection to the victorious New Zealand squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[5]

In 2014, First choice prop Tony Woodcock was injured in the All Blacks third test against England, Crockett played nearly all the rest of the games on tour for the All Blacks.

Crockett was selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where New Zealand retained the Webb Ellis Cup. He notably started in the quarter-final against France which was a 62-13 win to New Zealand. Crockett was injured in that game however, ending his World Cup campaign. This saw Crockett lose his regular place in the All Blacks as a starter to Joe Moody, who was called up as a replacement, succeeding Crockett as a starter in 2016.

Crockett currently holds the world record of consecutive Test wins - 43 (as of 8 November 2016).[6] Crockett's record run was ended when the All Blacks were beaten 24-21 by the British and Irish Lions at Westpac stadium on 1st July 2017.

Crockett only played 14 minutes against the Wallabies on 19th August 2017 in Sydney following an injury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stats.allblacks.com/asp/profile.asp?ABID=1091
  2. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
  3. ^ Meikle, Hayden. 'Rugby: Boys to men – first among the OBHS First XV', Otago Daily Times 13 June 2009, accessed 2 December 2012.
  4. ^ Profile on New Zealand All Blacks rugby team official website
  5. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2011: All Blacks pick Vito, omit Sivivatu & Gear". BBC. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Old memories won't haunt Wyatt Crockett as he aims to add to his world record of 43 consecutive test wins". Stuff.co.nz. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 

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