Now four seasons into a professional career, Jesse Mogg stands as one of Australia’s premier fullbacks and the Brumbies first choice at the back.
A former Brisbane Broncos prospect who has also been touted as a potential AFL star, Mogg looks comfortable in the 15-man game having recommitted to the Brumbies during the 2014 Super Rugby season.
A long-range kicker for the sticks, Mogg’s 15 penalties have almost exclusively been taken from somewhere close to the halfway line.
Mogg’s ranging left boot has cleared the Brumbies into space on countless occasions while his blistering pace off the mark – particularly over 10 metres – has him pinned as one of the fastest players in Australian rugby.
There’s not a whole lot of Mogg, despite being one of the tallest players in the backs he still weighs in at just over 90kg. But despite his slender build, Mogg doesn’t shy away from contact and will often be seen charging through the middle of the ruck.
Mogg led the Brumbies for tries scored (along with Robbie Coleman) in 2014 with eight and is now just six off the Brumbies all-time try-scorers list.
Mogg will work hard to get himself back to full fitness in the early stages of 2015 after undergoing his second shoulder reconstruction at the tail end of his UC Vikings campaign.