Rugby: Joe Moody raises over $11,000 for prostate cancer awareness in Crusaders jersey auction

Joe Moody's 100th Crusaders jersey has fetched over $11,000 at auction, raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

Moody, 32, played his 100th game for the Crusaders against the Hurricanes in Wellington last weekend, and placed his jersey on Trademe - in honour of his late father Tony, who died of prostate cancer in July last year.

In a bidding war between eventual winner mikeyb201 from Christchurch, and no.6 of Morrinsville, Moody's jersey finally sold for $11,050 on Friday afternoon.

"It is a special jersey for me, being the 100th game," Moody said last week. 

"But to share in that experience, I'll be putting it up for auction for someone else to be able to share that. 

"All the money from it is going towards prostate cancer. It's a bit of an issue that's close to me, seeing as I lost my dad to it last year. 

"It's to raise awareness and raise funds for that going forward as well. He was my best mate and biggest fan as well, so it's tough that he's not here to be able to share that experience with me. 

"At the same time, if we can raise a bit of awareness around it and some funds to go towards it as well, it'll be a bonus."

Moody's 100th game didn't go entirely to plan though, as the Crusaders prop limped from the field with a toe injury, and awaiting scan results to determine how long he'll be out for.

Without Moody though, the Crusaders still took a 30-27 golden point victory over the Hurricanes at Sky Stadium.

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