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Joe Moody

A formidable scrummager and immensely strong, Joe Moody showed enough potential in his early seasons to have pundits and the All Blacks coaches predicting a big future in the black jersey -and he has been delivering on that.

A huge domestic season earned Moody a spot for the All Blacks 2013 Northern Tour. Unfortunately, an ankle injury in the ITM Cup Final prior to departure saw him miss the tour. Coming so close gave Moody extra motivation for his rehabilitation work and he got his chance again in 2014, when he was called into the Investec Rugby Championship squad as an injury replacement.

Although named in the All Blacks squad for 2015, he did not add further to his tally in the pre-RWC Tests. However, an injury to veteran Tony Woodcock saw him called onto the plane for the second-half of RWC 2015 and he took part in all three playoff matches. 

He also made his Maori All Blacks debut in 2015 against Fiji and played against the New Zealand Barbarians at Eden Park.

Moody made his Super Rugby debut in 2013 and a year later showed the ability to perform at the highest level with five appearances for the All Blacks during the 2014 Investec Rugby Championship.

Other sports aside from rugby have also benefitted from Moody's strength and physicality: he has represented New Zealand in age-grade rugby league and wrestling, winning a bronze medal in the latter at the Junior Commonwealth Games.

1.88m, 120kg
Test Debut:
v Australia at Sydney, 16 August 2014
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Test Match record

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16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12 (+)
6 Sept v Argentina at Napier 28-9 (+)
13 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10 (+)
28 Sept v Argentina at La Plata 34-13 (+)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27 (-)
1 Nov v USA at Chicago (-)
15 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 24-16 (-)
22 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 34-16 (+)

17 Oct vs France at Cardiff 62-13 (+)
24 Oct vs South Africa at London 20-18 (-)
31 Oct vs Australia at London 34-17 (-)

11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22 (-)
25 June v Wales at Dunedin 46-6 (-)
27 August v Australia at Wellington 29-9 (-)
10 September v Argentina at Hamilton 57-22  (-)
17 September v South Africa at Christchurch 41-13  (-)
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-17 (-)
9 October v South Africa at Durban 57-15 (-)
22 October v Australia at Auckland 37-10 (-)
5 November v Ireland at Chicago 29-40 (-)
12 November v Italy at Rome 68-10 (+)
20 November v Ireland at Dublin 21-9 (-)
27 November v France at Paris 24-19 (-)

16 Jun v Samoa at Auckland 78-0 (-)
23 Jun v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 30-15 (-)
1 Jul v British & Irish Lions at Wellington 21-24 (-)
8 Jul v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 15-15 (-)
19 August v Australia at Sydney 54-34 (-)
26 August v Australia at Dunedin 35-29 (-)
9 September v Argentina at New Plymouth 39-22 (-)