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Kieran Read

A dominant player across the field and a master of the role of the modern number 8, All Blacks Captain Kieran Read turns in consistently outstanding performances on the field, complemented by his leadership skills and professionalism.
 
The 2013 World Player of the Year and double RWC winner, Read was identified at a young age as a very good age-grade cricketer and rugby talent. He played in national Schools and age grade teams before making his provincial debut for Canterbury in 2006 and then Super Rugby with the Crusaders and the Junior All Blacks in 2007.
 
Read became the 66th All Blacks captain when he led the team against Italy at Rome's Olympic Stadium in 2012, and has captained the side more than 30 times.
 
Read’s 19 consecutive wins as All Blacks Captain from 2012 to 2016 is a world record.
 
The third Test match against the British & Irish Lions in 2017 saw Read become the All Blacks’ seventh Test centurion.
 
Read was back at his best with the All Blacks during the Investec Rugby Championship last year, after a back injury that required surgery sidelined him for most of the 2018 Investec Super Rugby season and the All Blacks Steinlager Series against France.

Player
Position:
Loose Forward
Born:
26/10/1985
Physical:
1.93, 111kg
Test Debut:
v Scotland in Edinburgh 2008
Test Points Breakdown:
25t
Test Points:
125
Caps:
120
Provincial Team:
Counties Manukau
Provincial Debut:
2006 v Wairarapa Bush
Super Rugby Team:
Crusaders
Super Rugby Debut:
2007 v Blues

Career Comments

  • • Captained Canterbury to Air New Zealand Cup victory in 2008.
    • Was recognised as one of the Promising Players of the Year by the 2007 Rugby Almanack and one of the Players of the Year in the 2010 Almanack.
    • He has previously represented New Zealand at age-group level in cricket.

Test Match record

(+) subsitute(-) replaced

2008
9 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 32-6
16 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 22-3 (+)
19 Nov v Munster at Limerick 18-16 (+)
30 Nov v England at London 32-6 (+)

2009
13 June v France at Dunedin 22-27
20 June v France at Wellington 14-10
27 June v Italy at Christchurch 27-6
18 July v Australia at Auckland 22-16 (+)
26 July v South Africa at Bloemfontain 19-28 (+)
02 Aug v South Africa at Durban 19-31 (+)
22 Aug v Australia at Sydney 19-18
12 Sept v South Africa at Hamilton 29-32
19 Sept v Australia at Wellington 33-6
31 Oct v Australia at Tokyo 32-19 (+)
8 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 19-12 (-)
22 Nov v England at London 19-6
29 Nov v France at Marseilles 39-12 (-)

2010
12 June v Ireland at New Plymouth 66-28
19 June v Wales at Dunedin 42-9 (-)
26 Jun v Wales at Hamilton 29-10 (-)
10 July v South Africa at Auckland 32-12
17 July v South Africa at Wellington 31-17
31 July v Australia at Melbourne 49-28
7 Aug v Australia at Christchurch 20-10
22 Aug v South Africa at Johannesburg 29-22
11 Sept v Australia at Sydney 23-22
30 Oct v Australia at Hong Kong 24-26
07 Nov v England at London 26-16
14 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 49-3
21 Nov vs Ireland at Dublin 38-18
28 Nov vs Wales at Cardiff 37-25 (-) 

2011
6 Aug v Australia at Auckland 30-14 (-)
27 Aug v Australia at Brisbane 20-25 (-)
2 Oct v Canada (RWC) at Wellington 79-15 (-)
10 Oct v Argentina (RWC) at Auckland 33-10
16 Oct v Australia (RWC) at Auckland 20-6
23 Oct v France (RWC final) at Auckland 8-7

2012
9 June v Ireland at Auckland 42-10
16 June v Ireland at Christchurch 22-19 (-)
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 27-19
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 22-0
8 Sep v Argentina at Wellington 21-5
15 Sep v South Africa at Dunedin 21-11
30 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 54-15
7 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 32-16
20 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 18-18
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10 (C)
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10
2 Dec v England at London 21-38

2013
8 June v France at Auckland 23-13
15 June v France at Christchurch 30-0
22 June v France at New Plymouth 24-9
17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33
10 Oct v France at Paris 26-19
17 Nov v England at London 30-22
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22

2014
21 June v England at Hamilton 36-13 (-)
16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20
6 Sept v Argentina at Napier 28-9
13 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10
28 Sept v Argentina at La Plata 34-13
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28
1 Nov v USA at Chicago (-)
8 Nov v England at London 24-21
22 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 34-16

2015
8 July v Samoa at Apia 15-16
17 July v Argentina at Christchurch 39-18
25 July v South Africa at Johannesburg 27-20
8 August v Australia at Sydney 19-27
15 Aug vs Australia at Auckland 41-13
20 Sep vs Argentina at London 26-16
24 Sep vs Namibia at London 58-14 (+)
2 Oct vs Georgia at Cardiff 43-10
10 Oct vs Tonga at Newcastle upon Tyne 47-9
17 Oct vs France at Cardiff 62-13
24 Oct vs South Africa at London 20-18
31 Oct vs Australia at London 34-17

2016 
11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22
25 June v Wales at Dunedin 46-6
20 August v Australia at Sydney 42-8
27 August v Australia at Wellington 29-9
10 September v Argentina at Hamilton 57-22
17 September v South Africa at Christchurch 41-13
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-17 (-)
9 October v South Africa at Durban 57-15
22 October v Australia at Auckland 37-10
5 November v Ireland at Chicago 29-40 (-)
20 November v Ireland at Dublin 21-9
27 November v France at Paris 24-19 (-)

2017
23 Jun v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 30-15 (-)
1 Jul v British & Irish Lions at Wellington 21-24
8 Jul v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 15-15
19 August v Australia at Sydney 54-34
26 August v Australia at Dunedin 35-29
9 September v Argentina at New Plymouth 39-22
16 September v South Africa at Albany 57-0
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-10 (-)
21 October v Australia at Brisbane 18-23
11 November v France at Paris 38-18 (-)
18 November v Scotland 22-17

2018
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 38-13 (-)
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 40-12
8 Sep v Argentina at Nelson 46-24 (-)
15 Sep v South Africa at Wellington 34-36
6 Oct v South Africa at Pretoria 32 - 30
27 Oct v Australia at Yokohama 37-20 (-)
10 Nov v England at Twickenham 16 - 15
17 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 9 - 16
24 November v Italy at Rome 3-66

2019
27 Jul v South Africa 16-16
10 Aug v Australia at Perth 26-47