All Blacks: Joe Moody re-signs with New Zealand Rugby

  • 25/10/2018

All Blacks prop Joe Moody has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2022, recommitting to the All Blacks, the Crusaders and Canterbury for the next four seasons.

The 30-year-old has featured in 36 tests and has scored three tries, since making his All Blacks debut against the Wallabies in 2014.

"I still feel like I have a lot to contribute to rugby here in New Zealand, so at this stage, I can't see myself anywhere else," Moody said.  

"It's important to me to stay loyal to the teams that have shown faith in me throughout my rugby career, and I'm loving my time among a world-class forward pack with the All Blacks and the Crusaders."

On top of his success in the black jersey, the loosehead prop has made 67 appearances for the Crusaders - including starts in both the 2017 and 2018 Super Rugby finals - winning two Super titles and scoring two tries.

Moody has been named in the 32-man All Blacks squad for their northern tour, despite battling injuries that began with him rehabbing from shoulder surgery from last season.

When he made his club rugby return, but suffered a severe finger injury, followed by a knee injury and then a broken thumb sustained during the All Blacks' 40-12 win over the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup in August.

Somewhere in between, he also sat out a two-game Super Rugby suspension.

He made his return for Canterbury against Counties Manukau a fortnight ago.

"This is fantastic news for New Zealand Rugby, the All Blacks and Crusaders," said All Blacks coach Steve Hansen. "'Moods' is one of the best loosehead props in the world, he's worked incredibly hard on his game over the years and has taken his opportunities when they have come.  

"We look forward to his return on the northern tour."


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