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Stephen Donald

Stephen Donald is an energetic and reliable first five-eight, who moved to Waikato after two seasons with Counties Manukau.

He is well-established in Waikato, turning out for their Air New Zealand Cup side and for the Chiefs.

Donald is extremely popular in Hamilton because of the accuracy of his passes and his kicks.

He is one of the most prolific points scorers in New Zealand, scoring the most points in the 2007 Rebel Sports Super 14 and the second most points in 2008, behind Dan Carter.

He is a product of New Zealand’s age grade system, coming through the Schools and Under 21 teams, and became a veteran member of the Junior All Blacks, with three seasons in the side.

Position:
First Five-Eighths
Born:
03/12/1983
Physical:
1.86m, 96kg
Test Debut:
v England at Auckland 2008
Test Points Breakdown:
1t, 15c, 21p, 0dg
Test Points:
98
Caps:
23
Provincial Team:
Waikato
Provincial Debut:
2002 v Auckland (Counties Manukau)
Provincial Caps:
60
Provincial Points:
487 (21t, 95c, 63p, 1dg)
Super Rugby Team:
Chiefs
Super Rugby Debut:
2005 v Waratahs
Super Rugby Caps:
47

Career Comments

  • • Started two matches for the Junior All Blacks in Australia in 2005, against the Queensland Reds and in the second international against Australia A at Sydney, and scored a try in each game.

    • Played three matches for the Junior All Blacks in 2006 during the IRB Pacific 5 Nations Tournament.

    • His 133 points in the 2006 Rebel Sport Super 14 set a new Chiefs individual single-season record. Among New Zealand players, only Dan Carter scored more.

    • Scored equal-most tries and second-most points for Waikato in 2005.

    • Converted 15 of the 16 tries scored by New Zealand Under 21 against Russia Under 21 in 2004. Scored one try himself for a personal tally of 35 points.

Test Match record

(+) subsitute(-) replaced

(+) = substitute; (-) = replaced

2008
14 Jun v England at Auckland 37-20 (+)
21 Jun v England at Christchurch 44-12 (+)
2 Aug v Australia at Auckland 39-10 (+)
16 Aug v South Africa at Cape Town 19-0 (+)
3 Sept v Samoa at New Plymouth 101-14 (+)
13 Sept v Australia at Brisbane 28-24 (+)
1 Nov v Australia at Hong Kong 19-14 (-)
9 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 32-6 (-)
16 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 22-3 (+)
19 Nov v Munster at Limerick 18-16

2009
13 June v France at Dunedin 22-27
20 June v France at Wellington 14-10 (-)
18 July v Australia at Auckland 22-16
26 July v South Africa at Bloemfontain 19-28
2 Aug v South Africa at Durban 19-31 (-)
22 Aug v Australia at Sydney 19-18 (+)
12 Sept v South Africa at Hamilton 29-32 (-)
31 Oct v Australia at Tokyo 32-19 (+)
15 Nov v Italy at Milan 20-6 (+)
29 Nov v France at Marseilles 39-12 (+)
6 Dec v Barbarians at London 18-25 (-)

2010
30 Oct v Australia at Hong Kong 24-26 (+)
14 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 49-3 (+)
28 Nov vs Wales at Cardiff 37-25 (+) 

2011
23 Oct v France (RWC final) at Auckland 8-7 (+)