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David Hill

With his selection to the 2006 All Blacks squad, David Hill completes a remarkable return to the international stage. Hill earned his first black jersey back in 2001, when he was selected to go on the All Blacks’ end-of-year tour to Ireland, Scotland and Argentina. He made two mid-week appearances for the All Blacks, against Ireland A and Scotland A, alongside the likes of Jerry Collins and Marty Holah. While those appearances came in the No 10 jersey, the versatile Hill has played at both first and second five-eighths for Waikato, the Chiefs and the Junior All Blacks. On the back of another strong season with the Chiefs, Hill has played more than 50 games for the franchise. At 104kg Hill is a big No 10 and has carved a reputation as a line-breaker with the vision to set up his outside backline. In his final year at Marlborough Boys' College he soon made the Marlborough Air New Zealand NPC team, playing in the winning third division final in 1997. He moved to Italy for two seasons but returned in 2000, turning out for Southland before moving to Waikato. New Zealand Representative Teams All Blacks in 2001 New Zealand Maori in 2001, 2004, 2005 Junior All Blacks in 2005 Career Notes • Played both matches for New Zealand Maori in 2005, against Fiji and the British & Irish Lions, and lead the team with 15 points. • Played in all three matches for the Junior All Blacks in Australia in 2005; kicked four conversions in the team’s first-up win over Queensland. • Scored 87 points for Waikato in 2005 and tied with fellow five-eighth Stephen Donald for top try-scorer, with four each. • The 27 conversions he kicked for the Chiefs in the 2005 Rebel Sport Super 12 are a record for that team. Served as Chiefs’ back-up goalkicker to Donald in 2006. • His 1309 total first-class points are the third-most among current New Zealand players. • Cousin of New Zealand international cricketer Daniel Vettori.

Position:
First Five-Eighths
Born:
31/07/1978
Physical:
1.88m, 104kg
Test Points:
0
All Blacks Caps:
1
Provincial Team:
Waikato
Super Rugby Team:
Chiefs

Career Comments

  • Test match Record by Year (+) = substitute; (-) = replaced 2006 Jun 17 v Ireland at Auckland 27-17 (+) Below figures correct at beginning of the 2006 rugby calendar: Provincial Caps 97 Provincial Points 892 (25t, 160c, 148p, 1d) Provincial Debut 1997 v Buller (Marlborough) Super 14 Caps 51 Super 14 Points 352 (4t, 76c, 60p) Super 14 Debut 2001 v Waratahs

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced