George Moala

George Moala
195

SNAPSHOT

  • Number: 195
  • Position: Midfield Back
  • Born: 05/11/90
  • Height: 1.88m
  • Weight: 99kg
  • Province: Auckland
  • Provincial Debut: 2011 v Otago
  • Blues Debut: 2012 v Sharks
  • Blues Caps: 69 (67 SR)
  • Test Caps: 4
  • Test Points: 15
  • Test Debut: 2015 v Samoa

With his considerable athleticism and power, George had attracted plenty of attention as one of the hardest midfield backs to tackle. George is a graduate from Tamaki College, playing for Auckland Under-20 in 2010 before selection to Auckland in 2011, where he has played 45 times.

He earned promotion to the Blues in 2012, earning his 50th cap in the 2016 season. While quiet off the field, he does his talking with his block-busting running and physical defence, which earned call-up to the All Blacks in 2015.

He was selected for the historic test against Samoa in Apia, scoring New Zealand’s only try in a close win. He missed just two games in the 2016 Blues campaign, scoring five tries. His efforts earned another call into the wider All Blacks squad in 2016 with two further Test appearances and selection on the end of year tour.