Crusaders loosehead prop, Joe Moody, will become the 19th Crusader to play 100 games for the club, when he takes the field against the Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon.
Moody, who is in his ninth season with club, will lead the Crusaders out on to the field at Sky Stadium in Wellington this week and will honour his late father, Tony, at his milestone match, by auctioning his 100-game jersey to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand.
The 32-year-old said he is humbled to have the opportunity to wear the red and black jersey for the 100th time, since becoming Crusader number 164 back in 2013: “It’s an honour to represent a team I grew up watching and wanting to play for as a young kid, and to play 100 games is something not too many others get to do.
“This is a pretty special milestone for myself and my family, and if I can help raise some money for Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand, a charity that does really important work in communities across the country, then that makes the occasion even more special,” Moody said.
Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand Acting Chief Executive, Paul Hayes, said: “We really appreciate that Joe has chosen to auction this special milestone jersey in support of the Foundation. The funds raised will help us to continue supporting men and their whanau who are living with prostate cancer, and will help us get the message out there for men over 50 to get checked.”
Joe Moody’s jersey auction is live now, and will run until Friday 16th April. Click here for more information on the auction, and to bid.