Hikawera Te Po "Hika" Elliot (born 22 January 1986) is a New Zealand Maori rugby union player, he currently plays for the Chiefs in the Super Rugby competition and for Taranaki Rugby Union in the ITM Cup.
|Birth name||Hikawera Te Po Elliot|
|Date of birth||22 January 1986|
|Place of birth||Hastings, New Zealand|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||110 kg (17 st 5 lb)|
|School||Hastings Boys' High School|
|Rugby union career|
Elliot has represented and progressed through all levels of rugby in New Zealand. In 2004 he was part of the Under 19 team that won the World Championship in South Africa while he was still in school. He was also part of the New Zealand Under 21 and School Boys rugby team, captaining the latter.
He played for the Hurricanes for the 2008 and 2009 seasons before moving to the Chiefs in 2010, with whom he won his first Super Rugby title in 2012, and second title in 2013. Elliot also plays for Taranaki Rugby Union in the ITM Cup.
He was called as a replacement for Andrew Hore in the All Blacks tour of UK and Ireland. Hore had sprained his ankle during their 2008 Bledisloe Cup match in Hong Kong. He played in their game against Munster. He was last named in the All Blacks 2010 end-of-year tour to Hong Kong, UK and Ireland.
Elliot also has some sporting experience outside of rugby. He has represented New Zealand in age group basketball and has a black belt in Kung Fu. He comes from an extensive martial arts family background. In 2008 he qualified for the Karate World Championships held in Japan.
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