Graeme Thomas Miro Bachop (born 11 June 1967) is a former rugby union footballer from New Zealand. He is of Samoan, Tahitian and Cook Islands heritage.

Graeme Bachop
Birth nameGraeme Thomas Miro Bachop
Date of birth (1967-06-11) 11 June 1967 (age 52)
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight82 kg (12 st 13 lb)
SchoolHagley High School
Notable relative(s)Stephen Bachop (brother)
Nathan Mauger (nephew)
Aaron Mauger (nephew)
Connor Garden-Bachop (nephew)
Jackson Garden-Bachop (nephew)
Sue Garden-Bachop (sister-in-law)
SpouseAnge Bachop
Rugby union career
Position(s) Halfback
All Black No. 885
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1985–1994
1994–1997
Linwood
Christchurch HSOB
Lyttelton
-
-
(-)
(-)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–1999 Fukuoka Sanix Blues ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1985–1994 Canterbury ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–1995
1999
New Zealand
Japan
31
8
(18)
(0)

CareerEdit

Bachop made his All Blacks debut against Japan B in Tokyo on 21 October 1987, his first international debut was against Wales on 4 November 1989.[1][2]

He played at the 1991 and 1995 Rugby World Cup.[3] In 1999 Bachop played for Japan at the 1999 Rugby World Cup.[4]

All Blacks statisticsEdit

  • Tests: 31 (0 as Captain)
  • Games: 23 (0 as Captain)
  • Total Matches: 54 (0 as Captain)
  • Test Points: 18pts (4t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)
  • Game Points: 61pts (15t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)
  • Total Points: 79pts (19t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ allblacks.com. "Graeme Bachop". Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  2. ^ Wynne Gray (28 April 2014). "100 Greatest All Blacks: Graeme Bachop". Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  3. ^ sporting-heroes.net. "Graeme Bachop". Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  4. ^ ESPNscrum Staff (2 June 2011). "Split loyalties". Retrieved 14 April 2015.

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