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Josevata Rokocoko

Rokocoko is a player whose attacking qualities are without question. Add to this his defensive game and
high work-rate and you have a special player. Nimble and quick but deceptively strong, Joe Rokocoko has set the standard for finishing, and creating, exhilarating tries.

His brilliant 2003 season was recognised by the International Rugby Players’ Association with a nomination for 2003 Player of the Year.

Rokocoko is the youngest player selected (a week before his 20th birthday) for the All Blacks since another great wing Jonah Lomu in 1994.

His family arrived in New Zealand when he was five years old, and he is a member of a select group of players who made New Zealand Schools for three years in a row.

Representative honours also include playing in the New Zealand Under 19 side that won the Junior World Cup in Chile in 2001, playing in all four matches.

Position:
Wing
Born:
06/06/1983
Physical:
1.89m, 98kg
Test Debut:
14/06/2003 v England at Wellington
Test Points Breakdown:
46t
Test Points:
230
All Blacks Caps:
68
Provincial Team:
Auckland
Provincial Debut:
2004 v North Harbour
Provincial Caps:
16
Provincial Points:
25 (5t)
Super Rugby Team:
Blues
Super Rugby Debut:
2003 v Waratahs
Super Rugby Caps:
43

Career Comments

  • • Started on the wing in all three matches for the Junior All Blacks in Australia in 2005 and recorded a hat-trick in the tour opener versus Queensland.

    • Scored three tries against England at Eden Park in 2004 to record his third Test hat-trick, following similar efforts in 2003 against Australia and France.

    • Scored 17 tries in 12 Tests in 2003, a world record for a calendar year.

    • In the same year, became the first player to score 10 tries in his first five Tests (though he went scoreless on debut), and the first All Black to score two or more tries in four consecutive Tests.

    • Selected for the All Blacks after his debut season with the Blues in 2003, Rokocoko played for New Zealand before he played for Auckland.

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

(+) = substitute; (-) = replaced

2003
Jun 14 v England at Wellington 13-15 (-)
Jun 21 v Wales at Hamilton 55-3
Jun 28 v France at Christchurch 31-23
Jul 19 v South Africa at Pretoria 52-16
Jul 26 v Australia at Sydney 50-21
Aug 9 v South Africa at Dunedin 19-11
Aug 16 v Australia at Auckland 21-17
Oct 11 v Italy at Melbourne 70-7 (-)
Nov 2 v Wales at Sydney 53-37
Nov 8 v South Africa at Melbourne 29-9 (-)
Nov 15 v Australia at Sydney 10-22
Nov 20 v France at Sydney 40-13

2004
Jun 12 v England at Dunedin 36-3 (-)
Jun 19 v England at Auckland 36-12
Jun 26 v Argentina at Hamilton 41-7
Jul 10 v Pacific Islanders at Albany 41-26
Jul 17 v Australia at Wellington 16-7
Jul 24 v South Africa at Christchurch 23-21
Aug 7 v Australia at Sydney 18-23
Aug 14 v South Africa at Johannesburg 26-40
Nov 13 v Italy at Rome 59-10
Nov 20 v Wales at Cardiff 26-25
Nov 27 v France at Paris 45-6

2005
Aug 7 v South Africa at Cape Town 16-22 (+)
Aug 13 v Australia at Sydney 30-13
Aug 27 v South Africa at Dunedin 31-27
Sep 3 v Australia at Auckland 34-24
Nov 5 v Wales at Cardiff 41-3
Nov 19 v England at London 23-19 (+)
Nov 26 v Scotland at Edinburgh 29-10

2006
Jun 10 v Ireland at Hamilton 34-23
Jun 17 v Ireland at Auckland 27-17
Jul 8 v Australia at Christchurch 32-12
Jul 29 v Australia at Brisbane 13-9
Aug 19 v Australia at Auckland 34-27
Sep 2 v South Africa at Rustenberg 20-21
Nov 6 v England at London 41-20
Nov 12 v France at Lyon 47-3
Nov 19 v France at Paris 23-11

2007
2 Jun v France at Auckland 42-11
9 Jun v France at Wellington 61-10
23 June v South Africa at Durban 26-21
30 June v Australia at Melbourne 15-20 (-)
14 June v South Africa at Christchurch 33-6
21 June v Australia at Auckland 26-12
15 Sept v Portugal (RWC) at Lyon 108-13
30 Sept v Romania (RWC) at Toulouse 85-8
7 Sept v France (RWC) at Cardiff 18-20

2008
9 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 32-6
16 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 22-3 (-)
19 Nov v Munster at Limerick 18-16
23 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 29-9
30 Nov v England at London 32-6

2009
13 June v France at Dunedin 22-27
20 June v France at Wellington 14-10
27 June v Italy at Christchurch 27-6
26 July v South Africa at Bloemfontain 19-28
2 Aug v South Africa at Durban 19-31
22 Aug v Australia at Sydney 19-18
12 Sept v South Africa at Hamilton 29-32
19 Sept v Australia at Wellington 33-6

2010
12 June v Ireland at New Plymouth 66-28 (-)
19 June v Wales at Dunedin 42-9
10 July v South Africa at Auckland 32-12 (-)
31 July v Australia at Melbourne 49-28
7 Aug v Australia at Christchurch 20-10
22 Aug v South Africa at Johannesburg 29-22 (-)
30 Oct v Australia at Hong Kong 24-26
07 Nov v England at London 26-16