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.

Hika Elliot
Birth nameHikawera Te Po Elliot
Date of birth (1986-01-22) 22 January 1986 (age 33)
Place of birthHastings, New Zealand
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
SchoolHastings Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
All Black No. 1086
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017-18
2018-
Oyonnax Rugby
USO Nevers
20
27
(10)
(25)
Correct as of 30 December 2019 @ 05:20:54AM (AEST)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–12
2013
2014
2015
2016−17
Hawke’s Bay
Counties Manukau
Poverty Bay
Taranaki
Counties Manukau
73
8

8
6
(35)
(10)

(5)
(0)
Correct as of 23 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008
2009–2017
Hurricanes
Chiefs
13
115
(5)
(35)
Correct as of 21 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–
2010–2015
Māori All Blacks
New Zealand
9
4
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 3 November 2013

Rugby careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2][3]

Outside rugbyEdit

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.[4] In 2008 he qualified for the Karate World Championships held in Japan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Hinton, Marc (17 October 2010). "Sonny Bill Williams gets All Blacks call-up". Stuff. New Zealand. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.allblacks.com/news/14579/All-Blacks-named-for-2010-BackingBlack-Tour
  4. ^ "Martial arts work wonders for the boxing Hurricane..." Stuff. New Zealand. 7 May 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2011.

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