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Dane Coles

The ever-popular Dane Coles will make his long-awaited return to the All Blacks for the 2018 Vista Northern Tour after being out for the season with knee and calf injuries.
 
With a remarkable array of skills and deceptive speed, Coles redefined the qualities required for a modern international front rower.
 
A fan favourite for Wellington and the Hurricanes, he captained the Hurricanes to their first Super Rugby title in 2016. That same year he was a nominee for the New Zealand and World Rugby Player of the Year awards.
 
Coles made his national debut for the New Zealand Under 19s in 2005, played for the New Zealand Under 21s and made his provincial debut for Wellington in 2007, and in 2010 joined the Maori All Blacks for all three matches in the team’s Centenary Series.
 
Coles continued his rehabilitation with the All Blacks during the Investec Rugby Championship last year and made his first appearance for 2018 for Wellington in their Mitre 10 Cup clash with Taranaki.

Player
Position:
Hooker
Born:
10/12/1986
Physical:
1.84m, 110kg
Test Debut:
v Scotland at Edinburgh, 11 Nov 2012
Test Points Breakdown:
11t
Test Points:
55
Caps:
60
Provincial Team:
Wellington
Super Rugby Team:
Hurricanes

Career Comments

  • Career notes:
    All Blacks (2012-current)
    Maori All Blacks (2010)
    New Zealand Under 20 (2007)
    Hurricanes Secondary Schools (2004)
    Wellington Secondary Schools (2004)
    Wellington College First XV (2004)
    Horowhenua Secondary Schools (2003)
    New Zealand Under 17 (2002)
    Horowhenua Under 16 (2001, 2002)

    Hurricanes captain (2016-)

Test Match record

(+) subsitute(-) replaced

2012
12 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 51-22 (+)
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10 (+)
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10 (+)
2 Dec v England at London 21-38 (+)

2013
8 June v France at Auckland 23-13 (-)
15 June v France at Christchurch 30-0 (-)
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16 (+)
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13 (+)
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15 (-)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (+)
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33 (+)
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6 (-)
10 Nov v France at Paris 26-19 (+)
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (+)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22 (+)

2014
7 June v England at Auckland 20-15 (-)
14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27 (-)
21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13 (-)
16 Aug vs Australia at Sydney 12-12 (-)
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (-)
6 Sept v Argentina at Napier 28-9 (-)
23 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10 (-)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27 (+)
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28 (-)
8 Nov v England at London 24-21 (-)
15 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 24-16 (+)
22 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 34-16 (-)

2015
25 July v South Africa at Johannesburg 27-20 (-)
8 August v Australia at Sydney 19-27 (-)
15 Aug vs Australia at Auckland 41-13 (-)
20 Sep vs Argentina at London 26-16 (-)
2 Oct vs Georgia at Cardiff 43-10 (-)
10 Oct vs Tonga at Newcastle upon Tyne 47-9 (-)
17 Oct vs France at Cardiff 62-13 (-)
24 Oct vs South Africa at London 20-18 (-)
31 Oct vs Australia at London 34-17 (-)

2016 
11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21 (-)
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22 (-)
25 June v Wales at Dunedin 46-6 (-)
20 August v Australia at Sydney 42-8 (+)
27 August v Australia at Wellington 29-9 (-)
10 September v Argentina at Hamilton 57-22 (-)
17 September v South Africa at Christchurch 41-13 (-)
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-17 (-)
9 October v South Africa at Durban 57-15 (-)
22 October v Australia at Auckland 37-10 (-)
5 November v Ireland at Chicago 29-40
20 November v Ireland at Dublin 21-9 (-)
27 November v France at Paris 24-19 (-)

2017
26 August v Australia at Dunedin 35-29 (-)
9 September v Argentina at New Plymouth 39-22 (-)
16 September v South Africa at Albany 57-0 (-)
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-10 (-)
8 October v South Africa 25-24 (-)
21 October v Australia at Brisbane 18-23 (-)
11 November v France at Paris 38-18 (-)

2018
3 November v Japan at Tokyo 31-69 (-)
10 Nov v England at Twickenham 16 - 15 (+)
17 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 9 - 16 (+)
24 November v Italy at Rome 3-66 (-)