Joe Moody rugby player
Joe Moody rugby player

Joe Moody

18th Sep 1988 1.88m/122kg Loosehead Prop

Joining the Crusaders after two championship-winning seasons with the Canterbury provincial team, Moody made his mark in the loosehead prop position during the 2013 season.

As a former rugby league junior and New Zealand wrestling representative who won a junior Commonwealth Games bronze medal and competed at the world junior championships, Moody is no pushover when it comes to scrum time.

He made his Māori All Blacks debut in 2015 against Fiji. Despite missing out on initial selection in the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad, injuries to both Tony Woodcock and Wyatt Crockett saw him called into the team and he fronted with the best of them. He was part of the team that won the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and 2019.

In 2016, the loosehead prop re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and his Super Rugby club, Crusaders, for another three years through to 2019 during which he won 3 consecutive Super Rugby titles from 2017-2019.

Moody was a key part of the Crusaders side which took out the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa title in 2020 and was rewarded with selection in the All Blacks squad to play in the Bledisloe Cup against Australia. He became the 19th Crusader to play 100 games for the club in April 2021, and 2022 was his 10th season of Super Rugby with the Crusaders.

Moody retired from rugby in November 2021, citing ongoing injury issues but has since made a comeback after re-signing with New Zealand Rugby through to 2024.

S/C March 2023


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