Rieko Ioane

Rieko Ioane's outstanding pace and strength caught the eyes of the All Blacks selectors in 2016 who selected him for the Northern Tour.
He became the eighth youngest All Blacks Test debutant when he came off the bench against Italy in November 2016 at the age of 19 years and 239 days.
Fast forward to today, and Ioane has taken his game to another level, scoring 22 tries in his 24 Tests to date. He already features on the All Blacks current squad top ten Test try scorers and point scorers, and was named Breakthrough Player of the Year at the 2017 World Rugby Awards.
Hailing from Auckland Grammar, Ioane came to national attention when he captained New Zealand Schools in 2014.
The speedster made his All Blacks Sevens debut as a 17 year old in 2015 and also represented New Zealand at the Rio Olympics.
The Ioanes are a talented rugby family. Like Rieko, older brother Akira has also been an age grade, All Blacks Sevens and Maori All Blacks star; father Eddie played for Samoa at the 1991 RWC and mum Sandra played for the Black Ferns.

Second Five-Eighths
1.89m, 103kg
Test Debut:
v Italy at Rome 12 November 2016
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Super Rugby Team:

Career Comments

  • Representative career

    NZ Secondary Schools (2014)
    NZ U19s Touch, U17s Touch and Open Men's Touch (2014) Auckland Schools (2013)


    Rugby Ground:
    Auckland Grammar No. 1 Field
    Rugby player and why: Dylan Collier
    Food: Chicken
    Actor/Actress: Jessica Biel, Kevin Hart
    Movie: Anything with Kevin Hart
    Singer/Band/Music: Chris Brown
    Holiday destination: Paris
    Non-rugby sports team: OKC Thunder
    If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: J.Lo
    Pet: Dog named Jordan
    I hate it when… People mistake me for Trey Songz
    I can't live without… My phone
    If I wasn't a rugby player I would be… A singer
    Study/future career… Study Bachelor of Commerce at Auckland Uni

Test Match record

(+) subsitute(-) replaced

12 November v Italy at Rome 68-10 (+)
27 November v France at Paris 24-19 (+)

23 Jun v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 30-15
1 Jul v British & Irish Lions at Wellington 21-24
19 August v Australia at Sydney 54-34
26 August v Australia at Dunedin 35-29
16 September v South Africa at Albany 57-0
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-10 (-)
8 October v South Africa 25-24
21 October v Australia at Brisbane 18-23
11 November v France at Paris 38-18
18 November v Scotland 22-17
25 November v Wales at Cardiff 33-18

9 Jun v France at Auckland 52-11
16 Jun v France at Wellington 26-13
23 Jun v France at Dunedin 49-14
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 38-13 (-)
15 Sep v South Africa at Wellington 34-36
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 (-)
10 Nov v England at Twickenham 16 - 15
17 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 9 - 16 (-)
24 November v Italy at Rome 3-66 (+)

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