Jeff Wilson (sportsman)
As of May 17, 2008
Jeffrey William Wilson MNZM ( born October 24, 1973 in Invercargill ) is a retired New Zealand athlete, who was active for his country in the sports of rugby union and cricket, and is thus a so-called "double All Black ". He is married to the team captain of the New Zealand Netball team Adine Wilson.
Rugby union career
Wilson gave his debut in 1993 for the rugby union team of New Zealand, as these met Scotland. He was mainly three attempts. A week later he scored nine more points through three penalty kicks against England.
Wilson has played 60 international matches for the All Blacks, placing 44 attempts. Until 2002 he held the New Zealand record for the most goals attempts before and later Doug Howlett overtook him Christian Cullen in these statistics. He participated in two World Cups, 1995 and 1999, in part and in each case was one of the most successful players.
Wilson played in the Super 12 for the Highlanders and in the National Provincial Championship for Otago and Southland. At the end of the Super 12 season in 2000, he made his career end known, but returned in the following season back once again and denied six more games before he finally declared in 2002 with 28 his career as ended. In 2003 he was appointed on the basis of his service to the rugby for "Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit ".
Wilson started with the sports Cricket already as a teenager and played for the Otago Province. His international debut came in the 1992/93 season against Australia. He played in the series four One - Day Internationals (ODI ). With the introduction of Rugby Union Super 12 tournament, he decided to no longer active for New Zealand cricket to play, as the diary of both sports now overlapped.
With the end of his rugby career, he returned to cricket. He celebrated on 12 January 2005 his comeback for Otago and a few weeks later for the New Zealand national team. In March of that year he played his last ODI against Australia. At the end of the 2005 season, he had to end his cricket career due to injuries.