Dean Budd rugby player
Dean Budd rugby player

Dean Budd

31st Jul 1986 1.96m/103kg No 5 Lock

Dean Budd is a physically very strong individual originally from the rugby haven New Zealand. He was born in Whangarei (New Zealand) July 31, 1986.

He loves to run with the ball in hand a fierce defender. Budd played in the Provincial Championship New Zealand NPC with the shirt of Northland, while also training with the Auckland Blues in the Super Rugby. A

lso suitable as a second row, Budd is a good jumper and is famous for his fancy offloads. He comes from the NEC Green Rockets, a team of Japanese Championship before joining Benetton.

Budd arrived in Italy in the season 2012/2013 from the Japanese club NEC Green Rockets. Having spent 5 years at the club, Budd has won 85 caps to date.

In April 2017, Budd signed a contract renewal with Treviso for the 2017/18 season and beyond.

Treviso Head Coach Kieran Crowley named Budd as captain for the 2017-18 season. Budd has won 88 caps for the club over a five-year reign.

Budd featured in 16 of Treviso's 22 matches by January 2018 and was included in Italy's 2018 6 Nations squad.

In July 2018, after 103 appearances for Treviso, Budd was named captain of the side for the second consecutive year.

Budd, included in the 2019 Six Nations squad, has had 5 previous 6 Nations appearances. He has yet to score any points.

(LS July 27, 2018)
ML 29/01/19


benetton Benetton Rugby
Openside Flanker
2012 - present
italy Italy
No 5 Lock
2017 - present
auckland-blues Blues
Openside Flanker
2009 - 2012