Hayden Triggs is one of New Zealand’s most experienced rugby players with a first class career going back to the early 2000s.
He was called into the Maori All Blacks in 2014 as an injury replacement for Tasman’s Joe Wheeler, who was injured during the ITM Cup Premiership Final. Triggs was an experienced addition to the team having made his Maori All Blacks debut in 2007 and playing in all three matches during the Maori All Blacks Centenary Series in 2010.
With more than 65 Super Rugby caps to his credit, Triggs has played Super Rugby for the Hurricanes, Highlanders, Chiefs and latterly the Blues all of which have seen value in his versatility and impressive work ethic.
He made his provincial rugby debut for Manawatu back in 2002 and earned 70 caps for the Turbos before moving to Otago for two seasons. While with Manawatu he had two campaigns with the New Zealand Divisional XV (later known as the New Zealand Heartland XV). After three years away from New Zealand rugby, including a stint with Honda Heat in Japan, Triggs joined North Harbour in 2014.
Triggs is a former Corporal in the New Zealand Army. He served at Linton Army Base in the Manawatu as a diesel mechanic. While with the Highlanders and Otago he hosted the online series Trigger TV, which gained a cult following in the deep south.
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