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Rieko Ioane

Rieko Ioane became the eighth youngest All Blacks Test debutant when he came off the bench against Italy in Rome at the age of 19 years and 239 days in November 2016.

Just over eighteen months earlier, the young speedster made his All Blacks Sevens debut as a 17-year old in Wellington in 2015 where he helped the team to victory over England in the Final, scoring two tries.

His call up for the All Blacks 2016 Vista Northern Tour came after a busy year playing for the All Blacks Sevens, the Blues and Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup. 

With pace, strength and fine finishing ability, Ioane was a star on the World Sevens Series and translated that through to the Mitre 10 Cup where he led the competition in tries scored, defenders beaten and metres made.

Rieko followed in his brother Akira’s footsteps into the Blues Super Rugby squad in 2016 and made a number of impressive appearances before focusing on the All Blacks Sevens Rio Olympics campaign. Rugby’s in his blood, being the son of former rugby international players Eddie and Sandra. So is collecting sports shoes in his spare time.

Player
Position:
Second Five-Eighths
Born:
18/03/1997
Physical:
1.89m, 103kg
Test Debut:
v Italy at Rome 12 November 2016
Test Points Breakdown:
9t
Test Points:
45
Caps:
11
Provincial Team:
Auckland
Super Rugby Team:
Blues

Career Comments



  • Representative career

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

    Favourites

    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

2016
12 November v Italy at Rome 68-10 (+)
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
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