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Israel Dagg

ABLE TO SCORE from anywhere on the park, Dagg has an unerring eye for the tryline and all the speed to get there.

He scored five tries at RWC 2011, including two each against Tonga and France in pool play. Dagg is also handy with the boot and can take over kicking duties, when required.

His call-up to the All Blacks in 2010 capped a remarkable representative career that has also included New Zealand Schools, New Zealand Under 19 and New Zealand Sevens.

He made an immediate impact on the international stage, scoring match winning tries against the Springboks in Wellington and Soweto.

He carried this remarkable form into the 2011 Investec Super Rugby season, scoring seven tries before injuring his quadricep.

Dagg hit the rugby headlines in 2006 when the 18-year-old became the first secondary school player to be selected for Hawke’s Bay since his teammate, former All Blacks halfback Danny Lee, first played for the province in 1994.

The Lindisfarne College old boy is an outstanding athlete, described in the 2006 New Zealand Rugby Almanack as a fullback with speed, skill and decision-making ability that belies his age. The respected publication also named him one of its five promising players for 2006.

Dagg has progressed through the Hawke’s Bay age grade ranks, representing the province at Under 16 and Under 19 level. He also attended the Sir Brian Lochore rugby camp for Under 17-year-olds in 2005.

An all-round sportsman, Dagg is a former Central Districts Under-17 cricket representative.

Player
Position:
Fullback
Born:
06/06/1988
Physical:
1.86m, 96kg
Test Debut:
v Ireland at New Plymouth 12/06/10
Test Points Breakdown:
12t, 1c, 1p
Test Points:
65
Provincial Team:
Hawke's Bay
Super Rugby Team:
Crusaders

Career Comments

  • NZ Sevens (2007, 2008)
    NZ U19 (2007)
    Hawke's Bay Air New Zealand Cup (2006, 2007)
    NZ Schools (2006)
    All Blacks (2010-2012)

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

2010
12 June v Ireland at New Plymouth 66-28
19 June v Wales at Dunedin 42-9 (-)
17 July v South Africa at Wellington 31-17 (+)
31 July v Australia at Melbourne 49-28 (+)
22 Aug v South Africa at Johannesburg 29-22 (+)
11 Sept v Australia at Sydney 23-22

2011
21 Aug v South Africa at Port Elizabeth 5-18
9 Sept v Tonga (RWC) at Auckland 41-10
24 Sep v France (RWC) at Auckland 37-17
2 Oct v Canada (RWC) at Wellington 79-15 (-)
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
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
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 (-)
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15 (-)
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33
10 Oct 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 (-)