Full name Stephen Thomas Moore
Born January 20, 1983, Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arab
Current age 31 years 53 days
Major teams Barbarians, Brumbies, Reds, Australia
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 246 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2007-2011||9||8||1||5||1||0||0||0||7||2||0||77.77|
|The Rugby Championship||2005-2013||33||26||7||10||2||0||0||0||12||21||0||36.36|
|Test debut||Australia v Samoa at Sydney, Jun 11, 2005 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v Australia at Millennium Stadium, Nov 30, 2013 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
After making his Test debut for Australia against Samoa in 2005, Stephen Moore began his ascent to a place among the world's best hookers. Powerful in the scrummage, forceful in the loose and well drilled at the lineout, Moore has helped to shore up the Australian set-piece in recent seasons.
Moore began his Super Rugby career with the Reds, playing five seasons with the struggling Queensland outfit while slowly establishing himself at elite level. After eight consecutive replacement appearances for the Wallabies he made his starting debut against Scotland in 2006.
After cementing his place at the top of the Australian game Moore moved on to pastures new, and signed a deal with the Canberra based Brumbies that would see him competing for international honours through to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Despite facing a challenge from Saia Faingaa for the hooker berth, Moore went into the 2011 Tri-Nations establishe as Robbie Deans' first choice hooker. And Moore played in five matches as Australia reached the semi-finals of the World Cup.