|Born||24 December 1974|
|1998–2000||New Zealand Māori||2||2||0||0||8|
In 1996 he was involved in the Waitakere City Raiders side that lost the Lion Red Cup grand final, despite Boycie scoring three tries. He was then selected in the Lion Red Cup XIII that played against the touring Papua New Guinea team.
In 1997 Boycie traveled to England and joined the Widnes Vikings. Here he played alongside fellow Glenora players Ben Lythe, who would also later join the Warriors, and Brian Jellick who later became a Kiwi and played for the North Queensland Cowboys.
In 1999 he was signed by the Auckland Warriors and played five games in the National Rugby League. During 1999 Nelson also played for the Glenora Bears in the Auckland Rugby League competition and represented Auckland North in the National Provincial competition.
Nelson was selected for the Aotearoa Māori squad at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. He played two games for the Māori at the tournament and scored two tries. He also toured Australia with the New Zealand Residents in 2000.
After ending his connections with the Warriors, Boycie returned to New Zealand Domestic competition and played for the Otahuhu Leopards in the new Bartercard Cup competition. He remained with the side until the end of the 2003 season.
Back in New Zealand
He later joined the police and in 2008 represented the New Zealand Police at the inaugural Police World Cup. He played for the Glenora Bears in the 2010 Fox Memorial and in 2012 is a co-coach at the club.
- Jessup, Peter (21 February 2009). "League: Glenora stalwart to be honoured in testimonial". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
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- New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998. p.125
- Jessup, Peter (16 March 1999). "Rugby League: Injury gives Hoppe a starting chance". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
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- NZ Residents end trip with a flourish The Press, 27 July 2000
- Mistake settles Bulls' fate The Press, 2 April 2001
- Wounded Bulls fall to Leopards The Press, 9 June 2003
- Challenge Cup Round 5 rugbyleagueworld.com
- Broncos show defensive solidarity to oust Reds The Times, 1 March 2004
- Halifax upset by French part-timers The Independent, 1 March 2004
- NZ Maori team rugbyleaguenz.com
- Kiwis hold off gallant Aussie police outfit Sunshine Coast Daily, 13 November 2008
- Teams named for Wednesday Night Clash Auckland Police Rugby League
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- Boycie Nelson rugbyleague.co.nz