Full name Digby Anthony Natu Ioane
Born July 14, 1985, Wellington
Current age 29 years 288 days
Major teams Force, Queensland Reds, Stade Français, Australia
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 211 lb
|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|
|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.