Nathan Harris rugby player
Nathan Harris rugby player

Nathan Harris

8th Mar 1992 1.86m/106kg Hooker

Harris debuted for Bay of Plenty during the 2012 ITM Cup. Harris was also part of the New Zealand Under 20 side that made the Final of the 2012 Junior World Championship

Despite a disappointing season for his side in 2013, Harris' individual performances were impressive. Initially, he was not named in any of New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises squads for the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Harris is a dynamic and mobile young hooker who joined the All Blacks for the first time since the 2014 Northern Tour.

But, the defending champion Chiefs, had an injury crisis and lost their 2 first choice hookers before the season started.

This opened the door for Harris to join the Hamilton based outfit on a short-term contract. He made his Super Rugby debut in week 1 of the season as the Chiefs defeated the Crusaders in Christchurch and then on to be capped by New Zealand.

After missing out on the RWC he forced his way back into All Black selection for the 2016 June Tests.

Harris has endured a horror run of early-career injuries, having suffered a broken ankle in 2014 and a concussion with the Chiefs in early 2016.

Harris was included in the Chiefs 2017 Super Rugby squad, having already made 38 appearances scoring 3 tries.

In May 2017, he signed a contract extensions with New Zealand Rugby and the Chiefs through to 2019. In June 2017, Harris was named in the All Blacks squad for the NZ Lions series.

He came off the bench in all of the All Blacks matches against the Lions and took his test cap tally to 9 in 2017 and has scored 2 tries.

Ahead of the 2018 November Internationals Harris had made 18 appearances for the All Blacks. In April 2019 he announced a 2 year contract extension with NZRU and the Chiefs

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Career

Untitled Bay of Plenty
Hooker
2012 - present
chiefs Chiefs
Hooker
2014 - present
Tauranga Boys College logo Tauranga Boys College
Hooker
maoriAllBlacks Maori All Blacks
Hooker
2019 - present
photo New Zealand
Hooker
2014 - 2018