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Troy Flavell

Troy Flavell returned to New Zealand rugby and the All Blacks in 2006, after playing with the Toyota club in J and the apan since 2004. He promptly scored the match-clinching try in the first Test of the season against Ireland. Flavell has made a name for himself as a supremely athletic player with the skills and physical gifts to play at lock or on the blindside flank to devastating effect. Still relatively young, he has the opportunity to reclaim a place among the ranks of New Zealand’s leading players and renew a career previously curtailed by a series of injuries and suspensions. New Zealand Representative Teams New Zealand Under 21 in 1997 New Zealand Sevens in 1997, 1998 New Zealand Maori in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 New Zealand A in 1999 All Blacks in 2000, 2001, 2006 Career Notes • Captained the Blues throughout the 2007 Rebel Sport Super 14. • Scored a hat-trick of tries against Tonga in 2000 to become the first lock to score three tries in a Test debut, and is believed to be the first lock to have scored three tries in any Test match. The match was also Doug Howlett’s Test debut and the first for current assistant Wayne Smith as All Blacks head coach. • Also scored a try in his debut match for North Harbour, against Northland in 1997, and in his second Super 12 match, for the Chiefs against the Northern Bulls in 1998. • Scored back-to-back pairs of tries for the Blues during the 2000 Super 12 competition, against the Crusaders and Waratahs. • Played every match for North Harbour in the Air New Zealand NPC in 1998 and 1999, and captained the side in 2000.

Position:
Lock
Born:
04/11/1976
Physical:
1.95m, 118kg
Test Debut:
16/06/2000 v Tonga at Nth Shore
Test Points Breakdown:
6t
Test Points:
30
Provincial Team:
Auckland
Super Rugby Team:
Blues

Career Comments

  • Test match record by year (+) = substitute; (-) = replaced 2000 16 Jun vs Tonga at Albany 102-0 24 Jun vs Scotland at Dunedin 69-20 (+) 15 Jul vs Australia at Sydney 39-35 (+) 22 Jul vs South Africa at Christchurch 25-12 (-) 19 Aug vs South Africa at Johannesburg 40-46 (+) 11 Nov vs France at Paris 39-26 (+) 18 Nov vs France at Marseille 33-42 (+) 25 Nov vs Italy at Genova 56-19 2001 16 Jun vs Samoa at Albany 50-6 23 Jun vs Argentina at Christchurch 67-19 (-) 30 Jun vs France at Wellington 37-12 21 Jul vs South Africa at Cape Town 12-3 11 Aug vs Australia at Dunedin 15-23 25 Aug vs South Africa at Auckland 26-15 1 Sep vs Australia at Sydney 26-29 2006 Jun 10 v Ireland at Hamilton 34-23 (+) Jun 17 v Ireland at Auckland 27-17 (-) 2007 2 Jun v France at Auckland 42-11 (+) 9 Jun v France at Wellington 61-10 (+) 16 Jun vs Canada at Hamilton 64-13 (-) 23 June v South Africa at Durban 26-21 30 June v Australia at Melbourne 15-20 (-) Below figures correct at beginning of the 2007 rugby calendar: Provincial Caps 59 Provincial Points 60 (12t) Provincial Debut 1997 v Northland (North Harbour) Super 14 Caps 53 Super 14 Points 40 (8t) Super 14 Debut 1998 v Highlanders

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced