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Andrew Hore

HOME in the deep south with the Highlanders seems to suit the rugged farmer from Maniototo, who is enjoying some of the best form of his career, especially in the lineouts, which are one of his traditional strengths.

Extremely competitive and not one to take a step back from a contest, Hore’s experience as a Super Rugby centurion and provincial player since 1998, and member of the All Blacks leadership group makes him a valuable addition to the All Blacks.

Hore is renowned as an old-school All Black from a farming background who made his name as a hard-running, no-nonsense front-rower with an eye for the chalk.

The former Hurricanes captain made a welcome return to the All Blacks on the end of year Tour following an injury-disrupted 2010 season, increasing the experience and strength of the All Blacks front row.

With 100 Investec Super Rugby caps and a half century of test appearances, Hore was named in the 2011 All Blacks squad.

In 2006, he hit the headlines with a hat-trick of tries in the Hurricanes’ win over the Chiefs, the first ever by a hooker in Super Rugby history.

Andrew Hore is set to play his play his 100th Super Rugby game and also reach a century of appearances for the Hurricanes in 2011.
 
Hore’s rugby career developed in the harsh surrounds of the Maniototo in Central Otago and, although he moved north to Taranaki in 2001, he still enjoys a certain cult status in the Maniototo area and farms there.

Player
Position:
Hooker
Born:
13/09/1978
Physical:
1.83m, 115kg
Test Debut:
9/11/2002 v England at London
Test Points Breakdown:
8t
Test Points:
40
All Blacks Caps:
83
Provincial Team:
Taranaki
Provincial Debut:
1998 v Southland (Otago)
Provincial Caps:
73
Provincial Points:
75 (15t)
Super Rugby Team:
Highlanders
Super Rugby Debut:
2001 v Chiefs (Crusaders)
Super Rugby Caps:
112

Career Comments

  • • Played his 50th Test for the All Blacks against Scotland on the end of year Telecom BackingBlack Grand Slam Tour.
    • Is the Hurricanes’ all-time leading forwards try-scorer with 18 tries at the start of the 2011 season.
    • In 2008 he won both the Rebel Sport Super 14 Player of the Year and the Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial New Zealand Player of the Year award at the Steinlager Rugby Awards.
    • Played in all three matches on the Junior All Blacks tour to Australia in 2005, starting in the tour opener against Queensland and the second international against Australia A.
    • His six tries in the 2004 Rebel Sport Super 12, repeated in the 2006 Super 14, equal the most by a hooker in any year in this competition.
    • He played in every match for Taranaki in 2001, and was their leading try-scorer with five. Has scored more points and more tries in the Taranaki jersey than any other current player.
    • A log jam of top hookers in Otago saw him play for the Crusaders in the Super 12 and then transfer to Taranaki for the 2001 Air New Zealand NPC season and earn selection for the Hurricanes.
    • His brother Charles has represented Otago, Canterbury and Southland at first five-eighth.

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

2002
Nov 9 v England at London 28-31
Nov 16 v France at Paris 20-20

2004
Jun 12 v England at Dunedin 36-3 (+)
Jun 19 v England at Auckland 36-12 (+)
Jun 26 v Argentina at Hamilton 41-7
Jul 17 v Australia at Wellington 16-7 (+)

2005
Nov 5 v Wales at Cardiff 41-3 (+)
Nov 12 v Ireland at Dublin 45-7 (+)
Nov 26 v Scotland at Edinburgh 29-10 (+)

2006
Jun 17 v Ireland at Auckland 27-17 (+)
Jun 24 v Argentina at Buenos Aires 25-19 (+)
Jul 8 v Australia at Christchurch 32-12 (+)
Jul 22 v South Africa at Wellington 35-17 (+)
Jul 29 v Australia at Brisbane 13-9 (+)
Sep 2 v South Africa at Rustenberg 20-21 (-)
Nov 6 v England at London 41-20 (+)
Nov 19 v France at Paris 23-11 (+)
Nov 26 v Wales at Cardiff 45-10 (+)

2007
2 Jun v France at Auckland 42-11 (+)
16 Jun v Canada at Hamilton 64-13
14 July v South Africa at Christchurch 33-6 (+)
15 Sept v Portugal (RWC) at Lyon 108-13 (-)
23 Sep v Scotland (RWC) at Edinburgh 40-0 (+)
30 Sept v Romania (RWC) at Toulouse 85-8 (+)
7 Sept v France (RWC) at Cardiff 18-20 (+)

2008
7 June v Ireland at Wellington 21-11 (-)
14 June v England at Auckland 37-20 (-)
21 June v England at Christchurch 44-12 (-)
5 July v South Africa at Wellington 19-8 (-)
12 July v South Africa at Dunedin 28-30 (-)
26 July v Australia at Sydney 19-34 (-)
2 Aug v Australia at Auckland 39-10 (-)
17 Aug v South Africa at Capetown 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 (-)

2009
13 June v France at Dunedin 22-27 (-)
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
19 Sept v Australia at Wellington 33-6 (-)
31 Oct v Australia at Tokyo 32-19
8 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 19-12
22 Nov v England at London 19-6
29 Nov v France at Marseilles 39-12 (-)

2010
14 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 49-3 (+)
21 Nov vs Ireland at Dublin 38-18 (+)
28 Nov vs Wales at Cardiff 37-25 (+) 

2011
22 Jul v Fiji at Dunedin 60-14 (-)
30 July v South Africa at Wellington 40-7 (-)
6 Aug v Australia at Auckland 30-14 (+)
21 Aug v South Africa at Port Elizabeth 5-18 (+)
27 Aug v Australia at Brisbane 20-25 (+)
9 Sept v Tonga (RWC) at Auckland 41-10 (-)
16 Sept v Japan (RWC) at Hamilton 83-7 (+)
24 Sep v France (RWC) at Auckland 37-17 (+)
2 Oct v Canada (RWC) at Wellington 79-15 (-)
10 Oct v Argentina (RWC) at Auckland 33-10 (+)
16 Oct v Australia (RWC) at Auckland 20-6 (+)
23 Oct v France (RWC final) at Auckland 8-7 (+)

2012
9 June v Ireland at Auckland 42-10 (-)
16 June v Ireland at Christchurch 22-19
23 June v Ireland at Hamilton 60-0 (-)
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 27-19 (+)
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 22-0 (+)
8 Sep v Argentina at Wellington 21-5 (+)
15 Sep v South Africa at Dunedin 21-11 (-)
30 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 54-15 (-)
7 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 32-16 (-)
20 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 18-18 (+)
12 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 51-22 (-)
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10 (-)

2013
15 June v France at Christchurch 30-0 (+)
22 June v France at New Plymouth 24-9 (-)
17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29 (-)
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16 (-)
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13 (-)
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15 (-)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (-)
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6 (+)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22 (-)