Hika Reid

Hikatarewa Rockcliffe "Hika" Reid (born 8 April 1958) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A hooker, Reid represented Bay of Plenty and Wellington at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, between 1980 and 1986. He played 40 matches for the All Blacks including nine internationals.[1] He is remembered today for a spectacular try in the second test against Australia in Brisbane, 1980, in which he started and ended a counterattack from near the All Blacks' goal line.[2]

Hika Reid
Birth nameHikatarewa Rockcliffe Reid
Date of birth (1958-04-08) 8 April 1958 (age 63)
Place of birthNgongotahā, New Zealand
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
SchoolWestern Heights High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
All Black No. 809
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1978–87
1988–89
Bay of Plenty
Wellington
85
25
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1979
1980–88
1980–86
New Zealand Colts
New Zealand Māori
New Zealand


9


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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knight, Lindsay. "Hika Reid". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Winton Aldworth, Top 10 heroes of the Bledisloe Cup, NZ Herald, 30 July 2010
Awards
Preceded by
Vance Stewart
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

1980
1983
Succeeded by
Frank Shelford
Preceded by
Steven Pokere
Succeeded by
Mike Clamp