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Wyatt Crockett

WYATT CROCKETT returns to the All Blacks on the back of another strong season with the Crusaders, during which he established himself as part of their incredible front row setup.

In 2011, Crockett was recognised as the New Zealand Investec Super Rugby Player of the Year following an electrifying performance that saw him earn a call-up into the All Blacks squad for the All Blacks v Fiji Test and the New Zealand Investec Tri Nations matches.

Once considered a rising star among New Zealand front-row ranks, Wyatt Crockett boasts considerable international experience at both age-group and senior level, having been a member of the New Zealand sides that won the Under-19 World Cup in Italy in 2002, and the Under-21 World Cup in Scotland two years later.

He also featured consecutively in the Junior All Blacks teams of 2006 and 2007.

The 13th Crusade provided the well-regarded prop with a special memory: Crockett rammed his way across against the NSW Waratahs to score his maiden Super rugby try.  He'd had to be patient, as it came in his 32nd match for the Crusaders. He then added a second career try during the 18-10 win over the Sharks.

He enjoyed an outstanding 2008 Air New Zealand Cup for Canterbury where he often had the upper hand over his front-row opposite and was considered unlucky not to make the end-of-year All Blacks tour.

Crockett celebrated his 50th cap for the Crusaders in the hard-fought 13-10 victory over the Sharks in Durban.

In 2011 Crockett had a stellar Investec Super Rugby season, part of a Crusaders scrum that was arguably the strongest in the tournament.

He was called up to the All Blacks 2011 squad as injury cover for Tony Woodcock.

Player
Position:
Prop
Born:
24/01/1983
Physical:
1.93m, 116kg
Test Debut:
v Italy at Christchurch 2009
Test Points Breakdown:
1t
Test Points:
5
Provincial Team:
Canterbury
Super Rugby Team:
Crusaders
Super Rugby Caps:
86

Career Comments

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

2009
27 June v Italy at Christchurch 27-6
8 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 19-12 (-)
15 Nov v Italy at Milan 20-6 (-)
6 Dec v Barbarians at London 18-25 (-)

2011
22 July v Fiji at Dunedin 60-14 (-)
30 July v South Africa at Wellington 40-7
6 Aug v Australia at Auckland 30-14 (-)

2012
25 Aug vs Australia at Auckland 22-0 (-)
12 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 51-22 (-)
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10 (+)
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10 (+)
2 Dec v England at London 21-38 (+)

2013
8 June v France at Auckland 23-13 (-)
15 June v France at Christchurch 30-0 (-)
22 June v France at New Plymouth 24-9 (-)
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16 (+)
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13 (+)
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15 (+)
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15 (+)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (+)
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33 (+)
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6 (-)
10 Nov v France at Paris 26-19 (+)
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (+)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22 (-)

2014
7 June v England at Auckland 20-15 (+)
14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27 (+)
21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13 (+)
16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12 (-)
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (-)
6 Sept v Argentina at Napier 28-9 (-)
13 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10 (-)
28 Sept v Argentina at La Plata 34-13 (-)
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28 (-)