Tanerau Dylan Latimer (born 6 May 1986) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays for the Bayonne in the Top 14.

Tanerau Latimer
Birth nameTanerau Dylan Latimer
Date of birth (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 33)
Place of birthTe Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight101 kg (15 st 13 lb; 223 lb)
SchoolTauranga Boys' College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Bay of Plenty
All Black No. 1089
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2013
2006
2007–2014
2014–2016
2016
2016–2018
2018–
Bay of Plenty
Crusaders
Chiefs
Toshiba Brave Lupus
Blues
Bayonne
Bay of Plenty
79
5
108
13
5
32
0
(27)
(15)
(35)
(5)
(0)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 13 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2012
2009
Māori All Blacks
New Zealand
17
6
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 23 November 2012

CareerEdit

Super RugbyEdit

Latimer made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders in 2006, before shifting to the Chiefs in 2007. In 2009 he started at openside flanker in the Chiefs loss to the Bulls in the final at Loftus Versfeld. In 2011 he played his 50th match for the Chiefs and reach to his 100th match in 2014, defeated Stormers at Waikato Stadium.

In November 2015, the Auckland Blues announced that they had signed Latimer on a one-year loan for the 2016 Super Rugby season.[1]

SevensEdit

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games he was part of the New Zealand Sevens team that won a gold medal.[2] He is New Zealand's youngest ever Sevens player, debuting at the age of 17 in 2004.

InternationalEdit

He was selected for the 2009 Iveco series after an injury to Richie McCaw sidelined him for the Series. He has played in total five tests and one non-test match for the All Blacks. In 2010 he played for the then New Zealand Maori. In 2012 he was named as the team's captain, under the new team name, Maori All Blacks.

Japan Top LeagueEdit

In 2014 Latimer moved to the Top League competition in Japan, where he plays for the Toshiba Brave Lupus as a flanker.[3]

FranceEdit

On 23 June 2016, Latimer made move to France to join Bayonne from the 2016-17 season.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Latimer gets the Blues for Super Rugby". Radio New Zealand News. 16 November 2015.
  2. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website[dead link]
  3. ^ タネラウ・ラティマー (in Japanese). JFRU. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Bayonne sign Blues and All-Black loose forward Tanerau Latimer". Stuff.co.nz. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2017.

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