Jesse Dean Mogg

  • 3Caps
  • 870Wallaby Number
  • 32Age
PositionFullback
Date Of Birth7 June 1989
Place Of BirthBrisbane
SchoolSt. Patrick's College, Shorncliffe, QLD
Other ClubsMontpellier (FRA), Pau (FRA)
ProvinceACT
Debut Test Match2013 Wallabies v British & Irish Lions, 3rd Test Sydney
Final Test Match2013 Wallabies v New Zealand, 2nd Test Wellington

Biography

Jesse Mogg was a relatively unknown club rugby player at Wests in Canberra’s premier division before ACT Brumbies’ coach Jake White plucked him from near obscurity at the end of 2011 to kickstart his professional career.

A latecomer to the game, Mogg was mainly a track and field athlete while he grew up in Brisbane. Mogg also played soccer and Australian football before he finally took up rugby in his final years at St Patrick's College in Shorncliffe.

Upon leaving school Mogg was picked up by the NRL’s Brisbane Broncos and featured heavily in their 2009 Toyota Cup campaign. He then spent two years in the Brumbies’ Academy before White identified his talent and promoted him to the Super Rugby squad.

Following a strong 2012 season it was no surprise that the brilliant attacking player with the speed of a greyhound and a raking left boot drew comparisons with Australia’s most-capped Test fullback Chris Latham. In 2013 he made his Test debut in the final match against the British & Irish Lions however his breakthrough year finished on a sour note due to season-ending shoulder surgery.

In 2015 Mogg announced he had signed a two year deal with French club Montpellier to effectively signal the end of his Wallaby career.

Highlights

2013
Mogg won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced Israel Folau on the right wing in the 3rd Test 16-41 loss to the British & Irish Lions in Sydney. New national coach Ewen McKenzie picked Mogg as starting fullback in the first two Tests of the Rugby Championship against New Zealand only to then leave him out of the squad for the remainder of the tournament.
Jesse Dean Mogg