Owen Franks

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Tighthead prop Owen Franks made his debut for Canterbury in 2007, joining older brother Ben who had joined the Canterbury team two years earlier. While the brothers initially made their mark on New Zealand rugby playing together on either side of the scrum, Ben is now playing overseas and Canterbury is fortunate to have retained Owen’s impressive strength and scrummaging technique.
Franks has represented New Zealand at Secondary School, Under 21 and All Blacks level, making his first run on for the All Blacks against Italy in Christchurch in 2009. He has also been a core member of the Crusaders squad since 2009.

Player Stats

Last Name

Franks

Height

1.83m

Weight

118kg

Born

23/12/1987

Club

Linwood

Provincial Caps

18

Provincial Debut

2007 vs North Harbour

Provincial Points

5 (1t)

Super Caps

123

Test Caps

86

Place Of Birth

Motueka

Position

Prop