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Josh Goodhue

Josh Goodhue

The basics
Quick Facts
Gender male
Birth 13 June 1995
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Biography

Josh Goodhue (born 13 June 1995) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a lock for Northland in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and the Blues in the international Super Rugby competition.

Early career

Goodhue was raised on a farm in Kawakawa in northern New Zealand along with older brother Cameron and twin brother Jack, who would both also go on to become professional rugby union players. He attended Mount Albert Grammar School in Auckland where he captained their first XV to 17 victories in 20 games during the 2013 season.

After graduating from high school, he took a short break to visit brother Cameron who was playing for Worcester Warriors in England at the time. He played some rugby in England before returning to his homeland to turn out for Kawakawa in the local Northland leagues. During this time, he also captained his province at Under-19 level. He subsequently joined twin brother, Jack, in studying at Lincoln University.

Senior career

Goodhue earned his first provincial cap for Northland in 2015 and appeared 7 times in total during what was a season to forget for the men from Whangarei as they finished bottom of the ITM Cup Championship log with no wins in 10 games. He scored 3 tries in 6 games the following year in which the Taniwha's level of performance improved, even if their results didn't get markedly better, winning just 1 of 10 regular season games.

Super Rugby

Impressive displays in tough circumstances for Northland saw Goodhue handed a Super Rugby contract by the Auckland-based Blues ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

International

Goodhue represented New Zealand at schoolboy level and was a member of the New Zealand Under-20 side which won the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy.

Career Honours

New Zealand Under-20

  • World Rugby Under 20 Championship - 2015

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