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Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty has a well-earned reputation as a rock-solid midfielder and has taken his game to another level in recent seasons, adding nine appearances to his All Blacks record in 2018.
 
The experienced midfielder, who can cover both second five-eighth and centre, has also built up considerable game time at Super level, reaching a century of matches in 2016.
 
His first try for the All Blacks cemented his place in rugby folklore, scoring the match-winning five pointer in the final minutes of the 2013 Test against Ireland in Dublin, which secured an unbeaten record for the All Blacks that year.
 
Crotty made his first-class debut for Canterbury as a teenager and started his career in black early, representing New Zealand Schools in 2006, winning the Junior World Championship in Wales with New Zealand Under 20s in 2008 and playing for the Junior All Blacks in 2009.
 
Crotty’s mother Robyn is a former New Zealand water polo representative and his father Steve played rugby for Nelson Bays.

Player
Position:
Second Five-Eighths
Born:
23/09/1988
Physical:
1.81m, 94kg
Test Debut:
v Australia at Sydney 17 August 2013
Test Points Breakdown:
9t
Test Points:
45
Caps:
44
Provincial Team:
Canterbury
Super Rugby Team:
Crusaders

Career Comments

  • Career notes:
    New Zealand Under 19 (2007)
    Crusaders wider training squad (2007)
    New Zealand Schools (2006)
    Southern Regions Schools (2006)
    Canterbury Under 18 (2005, 2006)
    Shirley Boys’ High School First XV (2005, 2006)

    Ryan’s favourites
    Hobbies: Surfing, playing computer games, touch rugby, back yard cricket
    Favourite rugby ground: Ravenhill, Ireland and Jade Stadium, Christchurch
    Favourite player: Aaron Mauger and Jeff Wilson. Both really good rugby minds and also possessing high skill levels
    Favourite food: Pizza
    Favourite actor/actress: Will Ferrell and Robert de Niro
    Favourite movie: Transformers / 300 / The Lion King
    Favourite book: ‘It’s not about the Bike’ (Lance Armstrong)
    Favourite music: All music but especially Chris Brown, Rhianna, Phil Collins, Oasis and The Temptations
    Favourite non-rugby sports team: Sydney City Roosters
    Favourite holiday destination: Spain, the south of France or Greece
    Who would you like to meet? Winston Churchill, to get some key ideas on how to make good decisions under intense pressure
    Earliest rugby memories: Being kicked in the face by accident in New Brighton under 5 gold team
    I hate it when… We lose or I get injured… or I’m hungry
    I can’t live without… My mother
    If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be… Something involved with sport, like personal training or coaching.

Test Match record

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2013:
17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29 (+)
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6 (+)
10 Oct v France at Paris 26-19 (+)
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (+)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22 (+)

2014
21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13 (+)
16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12 (+)
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (-)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27 (+)
1 Nov v USA at Chicago
8 Nov v England at London 24-21 (+)
15 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 24-16
22 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 34-16 (+)

2015
8 July v Samoa at Apia 15-16 (-)
17 July v Argentina at Christchurch 39-18 (+)

2016 
11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22
25 June v Wales at Dunedin 46-6
20 August v Australia at Sydney 42-8 (-)
10 September v Argentina at Hamilton 57-22 (-)
17 September v South Africa at Christchurch 41-13 (-)
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-17 (-)
9 October v South Africa at Durban 57-15 (-)
22 October v Australia at Auckland 37-10
5 November v Ireland at Chicago 29-40 (-)
27 November v France at Paris 24-19 (-)

2017
23 Jun v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 30-15 (-)
19 August v Australia at Sydney 54-34 (-)
26 August v Australia at Dunedin 35-29 (-)
16 September v South Africa at Albany 57-0
8 October v South Africa 25-24
21 October v Australia at Brisbane 18-23 (-)
11 November v France at Paris 38-18 (-)
18 November v Scotland 22-17
25 November v Wales at Cardiff 33-18 (-)

2018
9 Jun v France at Auckland 52-11 (-)
16 Jun v France at Wellington 26-13
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 38-13 (-)
15 Sep v South Africa at Wellington 34-36
30 Sep v Argentina at Buenos Aires 35 - 17
6 Oct v South Africa at Pretoria 32 - 30 (-)
27 Oct v Australia at Yokohama 37-20
10 Nov v England at Twickenham 16 - 15 (+)
17 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 9 - 16 (-)