Kieran Read

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All Blacks Captain Kieran Read began his senior representative career as a blindside flanker but has now evolved as one of the world's best No 8s.
Read represented New Zealand at Secondary Schools, Under 19, Under 21 and Junior All Blacks Level. He played his first provincial level game for Canterbury in 2006, just two years out of school. He proceeded to selection for the Crusaders in 2007, then the All Blacks in 2008.
In 2013 he earned the IRB's Player of the Year award, after captaining the All Blacks in Richie McCaw's absence, and he has since taken the reins for the national side. He has also captained Canterbury and the Crusaders.

Player Stats

Last Name

Read

Height

1.93m

Weight

110kg

Born

26/10/1985

Club

University

Provincial Caps

37

Provincial Debut

2006 v Wairarapa Bush

Provincial Points

50 (10t)

Super Caps

133

Super Debut

2007 v Blues

Test Caps

93

Place Of Birth

Papakura

Position

No. 8