Izack Rodda rugby player
Izack Rodda rugby player

Izack Rodda

20th Aug 1996 2.02m/119kg No 4 Lock

Rodda is a towering lock who is not afraid to use his physical advantage to better his team. He played brilliantly for Australia in the side’s victory over New Zealand at the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship.

An important part of the 2016 Australia U20s, he was a part of the Aussie U20s side that defeated New Zealand for the first time at U20s level at the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship on the Gold Coast.

Having represented both the Queensland and Australian Under 20s, Rodda was named in the Queensland Reds 2017 Super Rugby squad.

Rodda enjoyed a fine start to his Super Rugby career as he debuted for the Reds in the opening round against the Sharks, he went onto make 11 other appearances for the side, scoring his first try.

In August 2017, he was named in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championship. The then 20-year-old stamped himself as a star of the future with a breakout 2017 for the Reds.

Known to be aggressive and abrasive on the field, the young Queenslander has plenty of potential in the gold jersey since winning his first cap.

By the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Rodda took his test cap tally to 25 and by the time the 2020 Super Rugby season was called off he had made 46 Super Rugby appearances for the Reds.

In May, Rodda was one of three Reds' players. who refused to take pay cuts of an average 60% that their Australian Super Rugby counterparts accepted.

He was subsequently released from his contract with the Reds and Rugby Australia having originally signed through to 2023.

In June 2020, he signed a one-year deal with TOP14 club Lyon.

Career

australia Australia
No 4 Lock
2017 - present
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No 5 Lock
2020 - present
Ipswich Grammar School logo Ipswich Grammar School
No 5 Lock
ARU Australia U20's
No 4 Lock
2016 - 2016
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No 5 Lock
2016 - 2019
reds Queensland Reds
No 4 Lock
2017 - 2019