A member of the Ngati Kuri iwi, Shane Christie earned a place on the Maori All Blacks European Tour in 2012 after setting the ITM Cup alight with some thrilling play for Tasman. He went on to play all three matches on that tour and in 2013 appeared in matches against both USA and Canada. He was named in the squad for the Japanese tour in 2014, but an injury in the ITM Cup Premiership Final against Taranaki prevented him from travelling.
With plenty of pace to go with his imposing size, Christie is also adept at the shorter form of the game. He made his All Blacks Sevens debut in 2011 in England. He played in two tournaments and was part of the squad that secured the 2010-11 HSBC Sevens World Series.
In the ITM Cup, Christie is the inspirational captain of the Tasman Makos and was nominated for ITM Cup Player of the Year at the 2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards. In 2014 he joined the Highlanders after making his Investec Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders in 2013. A hamstring injury in 2015 pre-season training has prevented him from adding to his 17 matches at that level
2012 v Leicester
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