Izack Rodda

  • 23 Age
  • 119kg Weight
  • 202cm Height

Biography

At 202cm tall, Izack Rodda is an imposing lock who has established himself as a leader among his peers at the St.George Queensland Reds.

Rodda played 14 matches for the Reds in 2019 and was handed the Queensland captaincy against the Chiefs in Hamilton last year when Samu Kerevi was rested under Rugby Australia’s workload management policy.

In his first full season of senior Rugby in 2016, Rodda represented both the Queensland and Australian Under 20s, as well as Bond University Queensland Country – where he was one of the standout locks in the National Rugby Championship.

Less than a year later, Rodda established himself as a regular starter for the Reds and showed enough throughout Super Rugby to earn his Test debut against the All Blacks in a nail-biting match in Dunedin, just six months after making his Super Rugby debut. 

Highlights

2019

Played 14 matches for the Reds and was handed the Queensland captaincy against the Chiefs in Hamilton in Round 15 when Samu Kerevi was rested under Rugby Australia’s workload management policy. Scored arguably the Reds ‘try of the season’ in Round 2 against the Highlanders when he finished off a 90-metre spectacle in front of a hostile Dunedin crowd.

Selected in Australia’s Rugby World Cup squad in Japan and finished the year with a total of 25 Tests for the Wallabies.

2018

Started for Australia in all three Tests against Ireland in the June series, as well as in every Rugby Championship match plus Test match against All Blacks in Japan.

2017

Earned his Super Rugby debut in Round 1 against the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium. Became a regular member of the side’s match-day 23 in just his first season of Super Rugby. Scored his first Super Rugby try against the Highlanders in Dunedin in the last round of competition. Named in the Wallabies squad for the opening two Bledisloe Cup Tests. Played four Tests before shoulder surgery ruled him out for the remainder of the year. Also played two matches for Queensland Country in their NRC title-winning campaign.

2016

Won the Super U20s with Queensland Under 20s, before earning selection for the Australian Under 20s for the World Rugby U20 Championship. Featured in all of Queensland Country’s games in the NRC.

*Please note, the scoring in the National Rugby Championship changed from seasons 1 and 2 to season 3. In 2014 and 2015 tries were worth 5 points, conversions 3 points, penalties/drop goals 2 points. In 2016, tries were worth 6 points, conversions/penalty goals/drop goals 2 points

UPDATED 02/08/2019

Representative Honours

Queensland Schoolboys (2014)

Australian Schoolboys (2014)

Queensland Under 20s (2016)

Australian Under 20s (2016)

Queensland Country NRC (2016)

Queensland (2017-)

Wallabies (2017-)