Wyatt Crockett Marks 200.
He is 35 years old.
In those 35 years he has played 199 Super Rugby matches, 73 games for Canterbury, and 71 Test matches for the All Blacks.
Oh, and he also played 6 for the Junior All Blacks back in 2006 and 2007.
He is Wyatt William Vogels Crockett.
He weighs in at 256lbs and stands 6’4” tall, (or 116kg and 1,93m if you are pedantic about using the metric system.)
2018 is Wyatt Crocket’s final season in Super Rugby.
On Friday Wyatt Crockett and his Crusaders team-mates will play the Highlanders in Christchurch. The match will be Crockett’s 200th Super Rugby game, he has already worn the Crusaders colours 200 times, but this is his 200th Super Rugby cap.
He is the most capped player in Super Rugby history.
He also holds a singular record that very few will ever challenge. He has the record for the most consecutive wins in an All Black jersey – 45 of them! His 45th consecutive win as an individual was in the first test against the British and Irish Lions on 24 June 2017. That record run was ended when the All Blacks were beaten 24-21 at Westpac stadium on 1 July 2017.
Wyatt Crockett Stadium
In honour of the occasion and one of rugby’s longest serving veterans, Christchurch’s AMI Stadium will be renamed Wyatt Crockett Stadium for Friday’s Super Rugby match against the Highlanders. It is a “one night only”
Crusaders scrum coach Jason Ryan found a unique way to put Crockett’s longevity into context.
“He’s been in more than 3500 scrums not including training – that’s a lot.”
Wyatt Crockett has already started preparing for life after rugby.
He has purchased a sporting goods store in Nelson to keep him occupied when he stops working as a professional player. He won’t be lacking rugby memorabilia to decorate the walls of that store!
Congratulations Wyatt, and well done on a remarkable achievement.