World Cup winning All Black, Tony Woodcock, has today signed with the Highlanders for a two-year period and will join the franchise for the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition.
31 year old Woodcock was born in Helensville, and made his 1st class debut for North Harbour in 2000. He has played 113 super Rugby games for the Blues and 88 tests for the All Blacks.
Highlanders Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, was excited by the prospect of getting the All Black front-rower into the Highlanders camp.
‘Tony is a world-class loosehead prop and his ability and experience will add a huge amount to our squad and leadership. Tony is also a good fit for the Highlanders and I know he is looking forward to moving his family to Dunedin to set-up home in the South’
Highlanders General Manager, Roger Clark, commented that getting the commitment from Tony was exciting for the franchise.
‘Attracting a play of Tony’s calibre endorses the work we are putting in to continually strengthen our team’
Woodcock in currently in camp with the All Blacks in lead-up to the test match against South Africa in Dunedin on Saturday.