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Rugby World Cup: Will Jordan In Profile

New Zealand have a try-scoring machine in their midst in Will Jordan and big things are expected of the full-back at the Rugby World Cup, where he is the favourite to finish as the tournament's top tryscorer.

Will Jordan profile

NameWilliam Thomas Jordan
NationNew Zealand
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Age25
ClubCrusaders
PositionFull-back
Height6ft 2in
Weight94kg
International caps25
International points115

Who is Will Jordan?

Will Jordan is a professional rugby union player who represents the Crusaders in Super Rugby and New Zealand in international rugby.

Where is Will Jordan from?

Will Jordan was born in Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand.

How old is Will Jordan?

Will Jordan is 25 years old. He was born 24th February, 1998.

What club does Will Jordan play for?

Jordan made his debut for the Crusaders in the 2018/19 Super Rugby season and has gone on to make 52 appearances for the Christchurch-based side.

Since making his debut, the Crusaders have won three Super Rugby titles and two Super Rugby Aotearoa crowns with Jordan playing a key role in a number of those successes. 

Injury restricted Jordan's game time in 2023 but he still scored three tries for the Crusaders, taking his tally to 38 tries in 52 appearances at club level.

What position does Will Jordan play?

Jordan has made the majority of his appearances for New Zealand as a full-back but All Blacks coach Ian Foster has frequently opted to deploy the Crusader as a winger.

Jordan has worn both the 14 and 15 jerseys in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup with Beauden Barrett set to challenge him for his spot as starting full-back in France. 

Jordan's ability to deal with the high ball and running game make him a good fit at full-back, but his nose for the try-line has made him equally as effective on the wing.

Will Will Jordan play for New Zealand

Despite missing ten months for New Zealand with a migraine-related issue and only returning to action towards the end of the Super Rugby season, Jordan has shown enough in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup to suggest he'll start somewhere in the All Blacks' backline.

The 2021 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year is one of the game's best attacking talents and his pace, size, elusiveness and playmaking abilities make him a nightmare opponent. 

He's 7/1 to finish as the World Cup's top tryscorer having scored at a rate of nearly a try-per-game during his international career, touching down 23 times in 25 appearances for the All Blacks.

While New Zealand have talked about having to manage Jordan's health, meaning he may sit out certain pool stage games, there seems little doubt the prolific tryscorer will be in the team to face France in the opening contest at the Rugby World Cup. 

New Zealand 2023 Rugby World Cup odds

To win outright - 11/4 

To reach the final - 11/10 

To finish runner-up - 10/3 

To finish 3rd - 8/1 

To finish 4th - 22/1 

To win Pool A - 4/5 

Top Rugby Championship team - 6/5 

Winner & Top tryscorer: New Zealand & Will Jordan - 16/1 

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