Joe Moody is the next "tank off the rank" from the Crusaders and Canterbury frontrow factory, showing impressive potential in since his first-class debut in 2012 and taking every opportunity provided to him to add a steady steel to the pack.
Moody made his Super Rugby debut in 2013 and a year later showed the ability to perform at the highest level with five appearances for the All Blacks during the 2014 Investec Rugby Championship.
A formidable scrummager and immensely strong, Moody is seen by the coaches as having a big future in the black jersey.
Other sports aside from rugby have also benefitted from Moody's strength and physicality: he has represented New Zealand in age-grade rugby league and wrestling, winning a bronze medal in the latter at the Junior Commonwealth Games.
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