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Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris is a hooker of immense quality and has proved a key front rower for the All Blacks, playing nine Tests in 2018.
 
Harris made his Investec Super Rugby debut in 2014 and later that year joined the All Blacks for the Investec Rugby Championship as an injury replacement.
 
He missed all international rugby in 2015 through injury and only managed two tests in 2016 before his season was again cruelly shortened by injury.
 
A timely return in 2017 saw him selected 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 theVista Northern Tour later that year.
 
As a younger player, Harris was part of the New Zealand Under 20 side which made the Final of the 2012 Junior World Championship. Harris played at number 8 before switching to the front row; All Blacks legend Keven Mealamu was another former loosie to make that switch.


He’s not the first All Black in the Harris family: his grandfather’s cousin, prop Perry Harris, played four matches for the All Blacks in 1976.

Player
Position:
Hooker
Born:
08/03/1992
Physical:
186cms, 106kg
Test Debut:
28 Sept 2014 v Argentina at La Plata
Test Points Breakdown:
2t
Test Points:
10
Caps:
20
Super Rugby Team:
Chiefs

Career Comments

  • FAVOURITE:
    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

Test Match record

(+) subsitute(-) replaced

2014
28 Sept v Argentina at La Plata 34-13 (+)
1 Nov v USA at Chicago (-)

2016 
11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21 (+)
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22 (+)

2017
16 Jun v Samoa at Auckland 78-0 (+)
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 (+)
18 November v Scotland 22-17 (+)
25 November v Wales at Cardiff 33-18 (+)

2018
9 Jun v France at Auckland 52-11 (+)
16 Jun v France at Wellington 26-13 (+)
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 38-13 (+)
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 40-12 (+)
8 Sep v Argentina at Nelson 46-24 (+)
30 Sep v Argentina at Buenos Aires 35 - 17 (+)
6 Oct v South Africa at Pretoria 32 - 30 (+)
27 Oct v Australia at Yokohama 37-20 (+)
24 November v Italy at Rome 3-66 (+)