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Bryce Heem (born 18 January 1989) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a winger for Toulon in the French Top 14.[1][2][3][4]

Bryce Heem
Date of birth (1989-01-18) 18 January 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb; 227 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–2019
2019–
Worcester Warriors
Toulon
34
0
(85)
(0)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010
2010–2011
2012–2014
2015
Auckland
Northland
Tasman
Auckland
3
14
25
10
(0)
(25)
(15)
(25)
Correct as of 26 October 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015 Chiefs 16 (20)
Correct as of 21 June 2015
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2011–14 New Zealand
Correct as of 15 February 2015

Club careerEdit

Heem began his senior rugby career with his hometown club Auckland and made 3 appearances during the 2010 ITM Cup season before heading north to Whangarei to link up with Northland Taniwha. He spent 2 seasons with the Cambridge Blues and scored 5 tries in 14 appearances before heading down to the South Island to join the Tasman Makos in 2012.[2] He firmly established himself as a regular starter for the men from Nelson during their impressive 2013 and 2014 ITM Cup campaigns and this form saw him handed a Super Rugby contract with the Chiefs ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season.[4]

On 8 April 2015, it was announced Heem would move to England to join Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership from the 2015-16 season.[5] Heem marked his debut with a try in a victory over Newcastle Falcons in November 2015.

On the 18 November 2017 Heem scored a hat-trick of tries in Worcester's first win of the 2017-18 English Premiership. The win against Northampton Saints (30-15) saw Worcester lifted from bottom of the table. A culmination of improved performances in two close losses against Harlequins, in the weeks preceding.[6]

On 27 February 2019, Heem signs for French giants Toulon in the Top 14 from the 2019-20 season.[7]

International careerEdit

Heem represented the All Blacks Sevens side from 2011 until he signed his Super Rugby contract with the Chiefs.[8] His time on the sevens circuit saw him win a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bryce Heem Tasman Makos Player Profile". Tasman Rugby. Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Bryce Heem itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Bryce Heem ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Chiefs snap up Bryce Heem and Sean Polwart". Rugby Heaven. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Worcester Warriors have signed New Zealand Sevens international Bryce Heem from Super 15 side Waikato Chiefs". BBC Sport. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Premiership: Worcester Warriors 30-15 Northampton Saints". BBC Sport. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Toulon sign New Zealand wing Bryce Heem as pressure mounts on Julian Savea". Stuff.co.nz. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Bryce Heem All Blacks Sevens Player Profile". All Blacks. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Bryce Heem Glasgow 2014 Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.

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