Ash Dixon

Ash Lyonal Dixon (born 1 September 1988) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the hooker position for the Super Rugby franchise the Highlanders and Hawke's Bay[1] in the ITM Cup. Dixon has formerly played for the Blues[2] and Auckland.[3]

Ash Dixon
Birth nameAsh Lyonal Dixon
Date of birth (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight103 kg (227 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–09, 12–
2010–11
Hawke's Bay
Auckland
74
22
(25)
(0)
Correct as of 16 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011
2013–14
2015–
Blues
Hurricanes
Highlanders
0
15
72
(0)
(5)
(5)
Correct as of 31 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008
2013–
New Zealand under-20
Māori All Blacks
5
5
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 18 July 2015

Early careerEdit

Dixon was a 2006 New Zealand Secondary Schools representative and Canterbury age-group rep through to Under-19 level and has also won the World Cup with both the New Zealand Under-19s and Under-20s.

Domestic careerEdit

Dixon started his career with Hawke's Bay playing 21 matches for the province from 2008 to 2009 before shifting north to further his career with Auckland. The move paid off after he was awarded a wider training group contract with the Blues for the 2010 Super 14 competition.

After being a part of the Blues Wider Training Group in 2010, Dixon was the promoted to the senior side for the 2011 Super Rugby season.

In 2012 Dixon moved back to Hawke's Bay ahead of the 2012 season, and some solid displays for the Magpies saw him named in the Hurricanes Wider Training Group for the 2013 Super Rugby season.[4]

New Zealand MaoriEdit

On 25 October 2016 Dixon was named Captain of the New Zealand Maori for their Northern hemisphere tour.[5] Ahead of their game against Munster in Thomond Park in Limerick, he presented a Maori Jersey with the initials of the recently deceased Anthony Foley to Anthony's sons.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ash Dixon Hawke's Bay Magpies Player Profile". Archived from the original on 6 September 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Ash Dixon Blues Player Profile". Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Ash Dixon Auckland Profile". Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Investec Super Rugby Wider Training Groups named". Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Maori All Blacks squad named for northern tour". Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.

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