Joe Roff

Joe Roff has had a highly successful Rugby Union Career since his high school years, where he played in the undefeated Marist College 1st XV in U16 team in 1991, and the Australian School’s in 1992-1993.

He played for the Tuggeranong Vikings 1sts who were premiers in 1994, and in the period of 1994- 1995 made his ACT debut, played in the Australian 7s, Australian XV, Australian U/19s and U/21s, and the emerging Wallabies. He won his first test cap for the Wallabies at age 19 in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa.

He was awarded the Young Australian of the Year in the UK in 2007, for dedication to rugby and career training and education.

Joe was an inaugural member of the ACT Brumbies team playing 86 matches from 1996 to 2004, scoring 590 points. While he was at the Brumbies, they were champions of the then Super 12 competition in 2001 and 2004, and were finalists in 1997 and 2000.

He was the highest try scorer in Super 12 History, scoring 58 tries, which was one quarter of all Brumbies tries scored at the time of his retirement, and was Super 12 Player of the Year in 2001 and 2004.

As a Wallaby, Joe played 86 test matches (31 tries, 244 points), was a member of the World Cup winning team in 1999, and represented Australia at 3 World Cups. He was also part of Wallaby teams that won the Tri Nations in 2000 and 2001 and completed a successful series against the British and Irish Lions. Joe was chosen in the Australian team of the decade for the 90’s.

Joe also played for French Champions Biarritz Olympique in 2001/2002, and played for Kubota Company in Japan in 2005.

He then went on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, where he played in two Varsity matches at Twickenham in 2006, captaining the side in 2007.

Joe currently lives Canberra with his wife Sarah and his three children.

 

RUGBY UNION

Born: 20 August 1975

Inducted: 2010

 

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