Gear in 2013
|Birth name||Hosea Emiliano Gear|
|Date of birth||16 March 1984|
|Place of birth||Gisborne, New Zealand|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||104 kg (16 st 5 lb; 229 lb)|
|School||Gisborne Boys' High School|
|University||Victoria University of Wellington|
|Notable relative(s)||Rico Gear (brother)|
|Occupation(s)||Professional rugby union player|
|Rugby union career|
He currently holds the record for most tries in a provincial season with 14 in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup. He has played for the New Zealand Maori. After his outstanding performance for Wellington in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup, he was chosen for the All Blacks to tour Hong Kong and Europe on 26 October 2008 and made his debut against Australia in the Bledisloe Cup on 1 November. In 2010 Gear made his Rugby Sevens debut in the 2010 Commonwealth Games for New Zealand and was chosen for the All Blacks end of year tour. After an injury to Cory Jane, Gear was given a starting spot against England, a game in which he scored the first try. The following week vs Scotland Gear once again scored the first try and then went on later to score another in the All Blacks 49–3 win. Again Gear scored the first Try in the All Blacks vs Wales game, also going on to score another to top off a great international year.
Gear initially narrowly missed selection to the New Zealand squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. However, after a string of injuries to the All Black's squad, Gear was called up prior to the semi final match against the Wallabies. He was not named in the twenty-two man team to play the match. He received a World Cup winner's medal after the final which New Zealand won 8–7, but he was not in the match-day 22.
- "Rugby World Cup 2011: All Blacks pick Vito, omit Sivivatu & Gear". BBC. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
- "Rugby World Cup: NZ call up Gear & Donald for Muliaina & Slade". BBC. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2015.