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Greg Rawlinson (born 14 August 1978 in Durban, South Africa) is a New Zealand international rugby union player. Rawlinson, who has made four appearances for the All Blacks, was born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2002. The second row rejected overtures from the Springboks to remain in All Black contention and was rewarded with a call-up to face Ireland in June 2006. He became only the second ever South African-born All Black, the other being Andrew Mehrtens who was also born in Durban.

Greg Rawlinson
Birth nameGregory Paul Rawlinson
Date of birth (1978-08-14) 14 August 1978 (age 41)
Place of birthDurban, South Africa
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight18 st 4 lb (116 kg)
SchoolDurban High School
UniversityTechnikon Natal
SpouseSamantha Robinson
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
All Black No. 1066
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
New Zealand Silverdale United R.F.C [1] ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2010 EnglandWorcester 14 (10)
Correct as of 5 Jan 2008
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
North Harbour
Bay of Plenty
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–07 New ZealandBlues
South AfricaSharks
Correct as of 26 Apr 2008
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–07 New Zealand New Zealand 4 (0)
Correct as of 5 Jan 2008

Rawlinson played for the Blues in Super Rugby and North Harbour Rugby Union in the Air New Zealand Cup, and has previously played for Bay of Plenty in the National Provincial Championship (NPC), the predecessor to the Air New Zealand Cup.

In 2005 he was named the North Harbour Player of the Year after playing in all 12 of North Harbour’s matches that year. In the same year he was named the Air New Zealand Cup Most Valuable Player. He made his debut for the All Blacks in June 2006 against Ireland.

In 2007, New Zealand international Rawlinson moved to Worcester from Auckland Blues on a three-year deal during the summer, which will allow him to play in the Guinness Premiership.

In 2011, Greg left Worcester Warriors


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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