Dominic Bird

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Dominic Bird debuted for Canterbury in 2011 and quickly made an impression with his stature and lineout skills. His contribution was rewarded with a place in the 2013 Crusaders squad after two seasons in the wider training group, as well as selection for the 2013 All Blacks wider training squad to train for the June test series against France.  He has played two tests for the All Blacks, and he also represented New Zealand in the Under 20 side in 2011.
The towering lock grew up in the farming community of Waipukurau in the Hawkes Bay and was the captain of the Central Hawkes Bay College first XV.  He moved to Christchurch at the end of 2009 to take up a rugby scholarship at Lincoln University.
 

Player Stats

Last Name

Bird

Height

2.06m

Weight

112kg

Born

9/04/1991

Club

Lincoln University

Provincial Caps

32

Provincial Debut

2011 vs Manawatu

Provincial Points

10 (2t)

Super Caps

31 (Crusaders) 10 (Chiefs)

Super Debut

2013

Test Caps

2

Place Of Birth

Waipukurau

Position

Lock