Jack Goodhue rugby player
Jack Goodhue rugby player

Jack Goodhue

13th Jun 1995 1.87m/98kg Outside Centre

Originating from the Northland Region of New Zealand, Goodhue was born in the city of Whangarei and raised on a farm near Kawakawa along with older brother Cameron and twin Josh who both went on to become professional rugby players.

He attended Mount Albert Grammar School in Auckland along with his twin who captained their first XV while Jack was vice-captain in 2013.

Following graduation, he moved to New Zealand's South Island in order to study Agriculture at Lincoln University and played both Colts and Division 1 rugby for them, winning titles at both levels.

Despite not making the initial Canterbury squad for the 2014 ITM Cup, he forced his way into their matchday plans during the year and went on to make 5 appearances and score 2 tries for them before a concussion ended his season prematurely.

After starting the first two games of the following season, he suffered ACL and MCL knee injuries in a game against Counties Manukau which ruled him out for almost a year.

He returned to full fitness for 2016 and was in fine form with 3 tries in 11 games as Canterbury lifted their 8th Premiership title in 9 years with a 43-27 victory over Tasman in the final.

Goodhue was named as a medical exemption player in the Crusaders wider training group ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season.

His extensive rehabilitation meant that he didn't get on the field at all during the year, however, his form for Canterbury in the latter part of 2016 meant that he was promoted to the full Crusaders squad for 2017 as part of a new deal which saw him contracted to the franchise until 2019.

Goodhue was named in the Crusader 2017 Super Rugby squad and made his Super Rugby debut against the Brumbies in the opening round of the competition.

He was included in the All Blacks squad as one of five injury back-up players for the three-test series against the British and Irish Lions.

Goodhue did not debut for the All Blacks during the British and Irish Lions tour but did face the touring side with Canterbury.

Later that year he helped the Crusaders win their 8th Super Rugby title playing a vital role in 14 of the sides 18 matches and scored 3 tries. Goodhue continued to perform in the Mitre 10 Cup with Northland and was rewarded with a call-up to the All Blacks squad for their end of year tour.

Goodhue was in fine form for the Crusaders featuring in 15 games for the side as they went on to defend their Super Rugby title.

He made his test debut against France in June and made his first test start in the first Bledisloe Cup test of 2018.

Goodhue heads into the 2018 Rugby Championship with 1 test cap.

Ahead of the 2018 November International, Goodhue has obtained 5 test caps.

JW Sept 18
ML 19/10/18

Career

crusadars Crusaders
Outside Centre
2015 - present
photo New Zealand
Outside Centre
2017 - present
Northland-logo Northland
Outside Centre
2017 - present
nz New Zealand 7's
Fly Half
2015 - 2015
nz New Zealand U20's
Outside Centre
2015 - 2015
Untitled Canterbury
Outside Centre
2014 - 2016