Joe Wheeler rugby player
Joe Wheeler rugby player

Joe Wheeler

20th Oct 1987 2.00m/113kg No 4 Lock

Joe Wheeler joined the Highlanders from Tasman, where he had been an integral part of the Makos forward pack over a few seasons. Wheeler can play both lock and loose forward and this gives the Highlanders coaches additional options around team selection. Wheeler is a big ball runner, so expect some impact with ball in hand. A key line-out jumper who will line-up at 5 or 6 at line-out time and be a safe target and option for any hooker.

Wheeler has made 52 Super Rugby appearances ahead of the 2017 season.

Wheeler made 13 appearances for the Highlanders in 2017 and at the end of the season Wheeler left the side to join the Sungoliath.

JW December 17

Career

Sungoliath Suntory Sungoliath
No 4 Lock
2016 - present
Untitled design (11) Crusaders
No 4 Lock
2010 - 2013
TRU Tasman Mako
Openside Flanker
TRU Tasman Mako
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2016
maoriAllBlacks Maori All Blacks
No 4 Lock
2015 - 2017
highlanders Highlanders
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2017