Digby Ioane
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Full name Digby Anthony Natu Ioane
Born July 14, 1985, Wellington
Current age 37 years 28 days
Major teams Crusaders, Force, Queensland Reds, Stade Fran├žais, Australia
Position Wing
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 205 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2007-2013 35 33 2 55 11 0 0 0 23 11 1 67.14
Bledisloe Cup 2009-2012 5 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 20.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 4 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00
The Rugby Championship 2011-2012 10 10 0 20 4 0 0 0 6 4 0 60.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Wales at Brisbane, Jun 2, 2007 match details
Last Test Australia v British and Irish Lions at Brisbane, Jun 22, 2013 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

Digby Ioane is one of the world's most dangerous wingers with ball in hand and has established himself as a key part of Australia's first XV.

Ioane made his Super Rugby bow with the Western Force, playing 20 games in Perth before joining the Reds in 2008. By that time he had graduated to the Test arena with a debut for the Wallabies against Wales, and a debut try, coming in June 2007. Born in Wellington, he was raised in Melbourne before attending school in Brisbane. His Test career has been blighted by injury, including a shoulder reconstruction in 2009 and a dislocation in 2010, but on his day he remains one of the game's most powerful broken field runners - at wing or outside-centre.

Ioane shone throughout the 2011 Super Rugby season for the Reds - including a try in the final in their win over the Crusaders - and remains a key part of the Wallabies side ahead of the World Cup. Despite overtures from Japan, the winger signed a new deal with the Wallabies and Reds in December 2011.

After making a promising start to the tournament - scoring a try against Italy in the Wallabies' opening clash of the World Cup - Ioane was sidelined with a broken thumb. However, after missing the rest of the pool stage, Ioane returned in their quarter-final against the Springboks before they were knocked out by New Zealand in the semi-final.

He played a prominent role for the Reds in the 2012 season but it failed to live up to the heights of the 2011 campaign. And heading into the 2012 Rugby Championship, Ioane had etched himself into the Wallabies' set-up as their first choice winger. He started all six matches in the 2012 campaign and scored two tries in the process - both against Argentina.

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Jun 24, 2013
Australia's Digby Ioane watches a Wallabies training session
Australia's Digby Ioane watches a Wallabies training session
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Jun 22, 2013
Australia's Digby Ioane looks for support
Australia's Digby Ioane looks for support
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Apr 20, 2013
The Reds' Digby Ioane ran powerfully against the Brumbies
The Reds' Digby Ioane ran powerfully against the Brumbies
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Mar 23, 2013
Queensland Reds' Digby Ioane runs in attack
Queensland Reds' Digby Ioane runs in attack
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