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Byron Kelleher

Famously feisty halfback Byron Kelleher is a strong, physical player who can play as an additional loose forward or break the line with a bursting run. His happy disposition off the field is replaced by a passionate competitor on the field who will rattle his opponents in 2007. Kelleher rejoined the All Blacks for the UK & Ireland Tour in 2005, after suffering concussion in the All Blacks’ Philips Tri Nations match against South Africa in Johannesburg. One of three All Blacks halfbacks to earn a starting role in the Philips Tri Nations in 2006, Kelleher wore the No 9 jersey for each of the three test victories over Australia. Dunedin-born, Kelleher played all his rugby for Otago and the Highlanders until debuting for the Chiefs in 2004. He scored two tries for champions Waikato in the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup final. NZRU Annual Awards Super 12 Player of the Year 1999 New Zealand Representative Teams New Zealand Rugby Academy in 1998 All Blacks in 1999–2007 Career Notes • Scored a try for Waikato in his first match back from concussion during the 2005 Air New Zealand NPC, in the Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury at Christchurch. • Former Otago and Highlanders player moved north to join Waikato and the Chiefs in 2004. • One of only two All Blacks to survive from the 1999 Rugby World Cup squad, along with hooker Anton Oliver.

Position:
Halfback
Born:
03/12/1976
Physical:
1.75m, 94kg
Test Debut:
18/06/1999 v Samoa at Albany
Test Points Breakdown:
8t
Test Points:
40
Provincial Team:
Waikato
Super Rugby Team:
Chiefs

Career Comments

  • Test match Record by Year (+) = substitute; (-) = replaced 1999 Jun 11 v New Zealand 'A' at Christchurch 22-11 (+) Jun 18 v Samoa at Albany 71-13 (+) Jul 10 v South Africa at Dunedin 28-0 (+) Aug 28 v Australia at Sydney 7-28 (+) Oct 3 v Tonga at Bristol 45-9 (+) Oct 9 v England at London 30-16 (+) Oct 14 v Italy at Huddersfield 101-3 (-) Oct 31 v France at London 31-43 (-) 2000 Jun 24 v Scotland at Dunedin 69-20 Jul 15 v Australia at Sydney 39-35 (+) Aug 5 v Australia at Wellington 23-24 (+) Nov 25 v Italy at Genova 56-19 (+) 2001 Jun 16 v Samoa at Albany 50-6 Jun 30 v France at Wellington 37-12 (+) Aug 11 v Australia at Dunedin 15-23 (+) Aug 25 v South Africa at Auckland 26-15 Sep 1 v Australia at Sydney 26-29 (-) Nov 17 v Ireland at Dublin 40-29 Nov 24 v Scotland at Edinburgh 37-6 (-) 2002 Jun 8 v Italy at Hamilton 64-10 Jun 22 v Ireland at Auckland 40-8 (+) Jun 29 v Fiji at Wellington 68-18 Jul 20 v South Africa at Wellington 41-20 (+) Aug 10 v South Africa at Durban 30-23 (+) 2003 Jun 28 v France at Christchurch 31-23 (+) Nov 15 v Australia at Sydney 10-22 (+) 2004 Jun 26 v Argentina at Hamilton 41-7 Jul 10 v Pacific Islanders at Albany 41-26 (+) Jul 24 v South Africa at Christchurch 23-21 (+) Aug 14 v South Africa at Johannesburg 26-40 (+) Nov 13 v Italy at Rome 59-10 (-) Nov 20 v Wales at Cardiff 26-25 (+) Nov 27 v France at Paris 45-6 2005 Jun 10 v Fiji at Albany 91-0 (-) Jun 25 v British & Irish Lions at Christchurch 21-3 (+) Jul 2 v British & Irish Lions at Wellington 48-18 (-) Jul 9 v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 38-19 (-) Aug 7 v South Africa at Cape Town 16-22 (-) Nov 5 v Wales at Cardiff 41-3 (-) Nov 19 v England at London 23-19 (-) 2006 Jun 10 v Ireland at Hamilton 34-23 (-) Jun 17 v Ireland at Auckland 27-17 Jul 8 v Australia at Christchurch 32-12 (-) Jul 29 v Australia at Brisbane 13-9 (-) Aug 19 v Australia at Auckland 34-27 (-) Sep 2 v South Africa at Rustenberg 20-21 (+) Nov 5 v England at London 41-20 (-) Nov 12 v France at Lyon 47-3 (+) Nov 19 v France at Paris 23-11 (-) Nov 26 v Wales at Cardiff 45-10 (-) 2007 9 Jun v France at Wellington 61-10 (-) 16 Jun v Canada at Hamilton 64-13 (-) 23 June v South Africa at Durban 26-21 (-) 30 June v Australia at Melbourne 15-20 (-) 21 June v Australia at Auckland 26-12 (-) 8 Sept v Italy (RWC) at Marseille 76-14 (-) 23 Sep v Scotland (RWC) at Edinburgh 40-0 (-) 7 Sept v France (RWC) at Cardiff 18-20 (-) Below figures correct at beginning of the 2007 rugby calendar: Provincial Caps 60 (54 Highlanders, 33 Chiefs) Provincial Points 85 (17t) Provincial Debut 1997 v Bay of Plenty (Otago) Super 14 Caps 87 Super 14 Points 100 (20t) Super 14 Debut 1998 v Cats (Highlanders)

Test Match record

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