Ngati Tahinga iwi-affiliated hooker Nathan Harris is a player of immense quality and brings extensive international experience to the Maori All Blacks.
Harris debuted for the All Blacks in 2014 before missing all international rugby in 2015 through injury. He returned in 2016 for just two tests before his season was again cruelly shortened by injury.
A timely return in 2017 saw him selected for the All Blacks for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series and he relished his opportunities when they came, including playing in all three Lions Tests as well as two Tests on the Vista Northern Tour later that year.
Harris is a key member of the Chiefs, playing all but three matches in their 2019 Investec Super Rugby campaign.
As a younger player, Harris was part of the New Zealand Under 20 side which made the Final of the 2012 Junior World Championship.
28 Sept 2014 v Argentina at La Plata
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RUGBY GROUND: Millennium Stadium in Wales
RUGBY PLAYER AND WHY: Andrew Hore, because he plays the same position and works very hard at what he is good at
EARLIEST RUGBY MEMORIES: Playing 15th grade for Te Puke sports at Blake Park, Mt Maunganui
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR RUGBY CAREER AND WHY: The friends and family. I have tried to make a career out of rugby because you want to be somebody, not a could have been somebody
FOOD: Macaroni Cheese
MOVIE: Hangover 1 and 2
BOOK: Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis
HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Whitianga
NON-RUGBY SPORTS TEAM: Manchester United
I HATE IT WHEN: I get injuries
I CANT LIVE WITHOUT: Sport and hanging out with my mates
IF I WASN’T A RUGBY PLAYER I WOULD BE: Try to be a professional surfer