Damian McKenzie

Position: First five
Other positions played: Fullback
Now living in: Hamilton
Home town: Gore
Secondary School: Christ's College
Club team: University
Academy: Waikato
Previously represented NZ: Barbarians 2012, Secondary Schools 2013
Studying or work outside rugby: Bachelor of Communication Studies
Other sports: Golf
Teams captained: Christ's College 1st XV
Career notes (National Rep Teams or Awards in Sport):

New Zealand Barbarians Schools 2012
New Zealand Secondary Schools 2013
Chiefs Development 2014
Waikato academy 2014
Christ's College 1st XV 2011


Favourite Rugby ground: Upper Christ's College

Favourite rugby player and why: Ben Smith. Always a threat when he has ball in hand. Great leader and role model for the game.

Earliest or best rugby memories: Pie and Fizzy after club footy

Biggest influence on your rugby and why: My parents. Growing up i always went to watch Dad play. He taught me all the basics of footy. Was always there to give me advice on what i needed to do to be a better player. Mum and Dad have always been supportive of me and are always following me around to come support.

On your itunes /iphone playlist: Ed Sheeran/Chase And Status

Non-rugby sports team: Brooklyn Nets

Sporting hero: Roger Federer

If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Michael Jordan. Greatest Basketball Player of all time. Would be interesting listening to his experiences and stories through his time in the NBA

I hate it when…. i lose my phone

I can’t live without….. my phone

If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be…. horse trainer

First Five-Eighths
1.77m, 78kg
Test Points:
All Blacks Caps:
Super Rugby Team:
Super Rugby Debut:
2015 v Blues

Career Comments

Test Match record

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