Skilled at all the traditional hooker’s roles – and particularly noted for the accuracy of his lineout throwing - Ash Dixon is also a dynamic player and strong ball carrier with a high work rate. The Ngati Tahinga-affiliated rake earned his call-up to the Maori All Blacks in 2013 after a strong season with Hawke’s Bay. He appeared in both matches on the North American Tour and was selected again for the 2014 tour of Japan, although his campaign was cut short by a broken arm.
Maori All Blacks is the latest black jersey for Dixon: he was a 2006 New Zealand Schools representative and has also won World Championships with both the New Zealand Under 19 and Under 20 sides.
Dixon plays for Hawke’s Bay in the ITM Cup and helped them win the Ranfurly Shield in 2014. He was selected for the Blues in 2011 and was named in the Hurricanes wider training group in 2013, making 15 appearances for the team during the 2014 season. He moved to the Highlanders in 2015 and captained the side for the first time in the game against the Hurricanes on his home ground in Napier.
2013 v Canada
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