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Alama Ieremia

Years: 1996-2000
42

Alama Ieremia has the distinction of scoring the first ever try in Super rugby, against the Blues in the inaugural Super 12 match in Palmerston North in 1996.

Born and raised in Samoa, Ieremia came to New Zealand to study at Victoria University in Wellington and play rugby. A hard running and strong defensive midfield back, he first made the Wellington Lions NPC side in 1992 as a 21-year old, the first of eight seasons with the Lions. His crowning moment for Wellington was winning the NPC title in 2000 in his final first class match in New Zealand.

Alastair Rogers

Years: 2014

Technical Advisor

Alex McKenzie

Professional Development Manager

Andrew Beardmore

Years: 2006-2010

Fitness Trainer

Aussie McLean

Years: 2006-2008

Assistant Coach

Brian Williams

Years: 2000-2001

Assistant Coach

Bryce McEldowney

Years: 2001-2002, 2005

Tech Advisor

C McFarlane

Years: 2002

Fitness Trainer

Cameron Shaw

Years: 2010-current

Physio

Chris Boyd

Years: 2015-current

Coach

Chris Stirling

Years: 2015-current

GM High Performance

Chris Tye

Facilities Manager

Clark Laidlaw

Years: 2014-2015

Defence Coach

Colin Cooper

Years: 2003-2010

Coach

Dan Cron

Years: 2011-current

Technical Assistant

Dave Painter

Years: 2001

Masseur

Dave Rennie

Years: 2002

Assistant Coach

David Gray

Years: 2009-current

Strength and Conditioning Coach

David Hadfield

Years: 2000-2002

Sports Psychologist

David Wildash

Years: 2015-current

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Doug Neilson

Years: 2003-2010

Video Analyst

Dr Chan Dassanayake

Years: 2005

Doctor

Dr Dave Velvin

Years: 2002-2005

Doctor

Dr Ian Murphy

Years: 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2012

Doctor

Dr Kev McQuoid

Years: 2010

Doctor

Dr Simon Kemp

Years: 1996

Doctor

Dr Steve Targett

Years: 1996-2001

Doctor

Dr Theo Dorfling

Years: 2014-current

Doctor

Frank Oliver

Years: 1996-1999

Coach

Garry Sye

Years: 1996-1999

Physio

Gary Carnachan

Years: 2005-2007

Manager

Gil Barnitt

Years: 2003-2005

Fitness Trainer

Glenn Muirhead

Years: 2000-2008

Physio

Graeme Lowe

Years: 2000-2001

Fitness Trainer

Graeme Tayor

Years: 1996-1999

Assistant Coach

Graham Mourie

Years: 2000-2002

Coach

Greg Feek

Years: 2008-2010

Technical Coach

Jason Holland

Years: Current

Assistant Coach

Jayson Ross

Years: 2015-current

Analyst

Jennifer Cunliffe

Years: 2009

Masseuse

John Furlong

Years: 2014

Performance Analyst

John Knowles

Years: 2003, 2004

Manager

John Plumtree

Years: 2015-current

Assistant Coach

Jonno Phillips

Years: 2008-2010

Tech Advisor/Assistant Coach

Keith Roberts

Years: 1996-1999

Fitness Trainer

Kyle Hughes

Years: 2011

Assistant Physio

Lee Van Santos

Years: 2012-current

Physio

Lipi Sinnott

Years: 2001-2007

Masseur/Assistant Manager

Mark Hammett

Years: 2011-2014

Coach

Murray Roulston

Years: 2003-2007

Assistant Coach

Paul Downes

Years: 2011-2014

Strength and conditioning coach

Paul Minehan

Years: 2011-2014

Baggage Man/Masseur

Rachael Svenson

Nutritionist

Richard Watt

Years: 2011-current

Technical Advisor

Steve Symonds

Years: 2012-current

Prof Dev Manager

Stu Patterson

Years: 2009

Physio

Tony Bedford

Years: 1995-2010

Manager/Ops Manager

Tony Ward

Years: 2008-

Manager

Andre Taylor

Years: 2010-2014
Caps: 54

Andrew Hore

Years: 2002-2011
Caps: 106

Rugby World Cup winner Andrew Hore departed the Hurricanes at the end of the 2011 season to play for the Highlanders in 2012. Hore returned to his original home town Dunedin after playing 106 times for the Hurricanes in a 10-season career for the franchise.

Beauden Barrett

Years: 2011-
Caps: 74

An electrifying debut Super Rugby season for the Hurricanes in 2012 was rewarded in selection for the All Blacks for the first time in June against Ireland. Barrett's Test debut was a memorable one; the first five-eighth coming off the bench after 24 minutes and helping the All Blacks to a record 60-0 win over the Irish.

He went on to play five Tests in 2012, making his starting debut against Italy in Rome in November.

Chris Masoe

Years: 2003-2008
Caps: 62

An all-action loose forward, Chris Masoe brings power, pace and a huge work ethic to any side he plays for. Masoe announced his arrival as a world-class openside flanker when he scored a match-winning try in the Hurricanes’ 26-24 victory over the Waratahs in 2005. Coming on as a replacement, Masoe had a blinder and it was his efforts that helped win the day.

Christian Cullen

Years: 1996-2003
Caps: 85

Christian Cullen was widely considered the best fullback of modern rugby and was arguably the finest broken field runner to have graced the game. His records speak volumes. His 58 tests, including 51 consecutively, make him the most capped All Black fullback and he scored 46 test rugby tries, only surpassed by Doug Howlett. He scored in excess of 150 first class tries while in New Zealand and is still the third highest tryscorer in the history of Super rugby with 56 tries behind only Joe Roff and Howlett. He remains the all-time leading try scorer in the Tri-Nations series with 16.

Conrad Smith

Years: 2004-2015
Caps: 126

Cory Jane

Years: 2007-
Caps: 101

Dane Coles

Years: 2009-
Caps: 80

Dane Coles's elevation to the All Blacks for their 2012 end of year tour to Europe was richly deserved for the dynamic hooker from the Kapiti Coast. Coles came off the bench to make his Test debut in New Zealand's 51-22 against Edinburgh against Scotland. He went on to play in Test wins against Italy and Wales.

Injuries curtailed his 2013 Super Rugby season for the Hurricanes, a year in which he surpassed 50 caps for the franchise.

David Holwell

Years: 1998-2004, 2006
Caps: 76

In early 2005 David Holwell gave up an Irish rugby contract to return home to his original rugby roots and his family farm in Northland.

Holwell had left New Zealand in September 2004 for Leinster, where he quickly established himself as one of the premier first five-eighths in European rugby.

Arriving at Leinster he immediately sparked their attack, leading them into the European playoffs.

Dion Waller

Years: 1996-2002
Caps: 65

Dion Waller gave terrific service to the Hurricanes and New Zealand rugby over an eight-year career between 1995-2002, spanning 180 first class games. Waller played for the Hurricanes continuously between 1996-2002, New Zealand Maori between 1996-2001, and made the All Blacks at the end of 2001.

Faifili Levave

Years: 2009-2014
Caps: 54

Filo Tiatia

Years: 1996-2001
Caps: 57

Then 38-year old Filogia Ian Tiatia was just one of two 1996 original Hurricanes (along with Tana Umaga) who was still playing professional rugby at the end of the 2010 Rebel Sport Super 14 season.

But 15 years after his professional career began, Tiatia played his last and 99th game for his adopted Welsh club the Ospreys in their 17-12 Magners League final win over Leinster at the end of May.

Gordon Slater

Years: 1997-2002
Caps: 55

A feature of the Hurricanes front row from 1997-2002, Slater overcame a bad compound fracture of his leg playing for Taranaki against Bay of Plenty in 1995, which could have easily ended his career. But the average Taranaki farmer is made of stern stuff and Slater recovered to eventually play 55 games for the Hurricanes, including two seasons as captain in 2001 and 2002.

Hosea Gear

Years: 2004-2011
Caps: 70

Hosea Gear completed his eighth season with the Hurricanes in 2011, after shifting to the capital to join the Hurricanes and then the Wellington Lions from North Harbour as a 19-year old at the end of 2004. At the end of 2011, Gear left the Hurricanes for the Highlanders.

Jack Lam

Years: 2011-2014
Caps: 53

James Broadhurst

Years: 2010-
Caps: 71

Hard-working lock and specialist set piece exponent James Broadhurst has become a valuable member of any side he represents, renowned for his high workrate, athleticism and experience.

Broadhurst played his first Super Rugby season in 2010 after previously being a member of the Crusaders Wider Training Group.

Prior to 2010 he spent four years in Canterbury, but returned to the Hurricanes region where he attended secondary school in Gisborne and represented Poverty Bay Secondary Schools. He grew up in Northland and as represented New Zealand at U19 and U21 levels.

Jason Eaton

Years: 2006-2013
Caps: 88

Jason O’Halloran

Years: 1996-2001
Caps: 54

When reliable midfield back Jason O’Halloran took the field for his one and only All Black appearance as a replacement against Italy in 2000 it capped off a memorable Hurricanes and Wellington career.

Despite being an insulin-dependent diabetic, O'Halloran performed with distinction in 95 games for Wellington between 1993 and 2001 and in 54 games for the Hurricanes between 1996-2001.

Jason Spice

Years: 1999-2004
Caps: 64

Energetic halfback Jason Spice was a consistent feature of the Hurricanes following his arrival from the Waikato in 1999 until his departure for a second career with the Ospreys in Wales in 2004.

Remembered for his sniping runs and fearless defence, Spice formed a popular inside back partnership with first five-eighth David Holwell for both the Hurricanes and the Vodafone Wellington Lions.

Jeremy Thrush

Years: 2008-2015
Caps: 110

Jerry Collins

Years: 2001-2008
Caps: 85

Jerry Collins announced his retirement from New Zealand professional rugby following the 2008 Super 14, after equalling Christian Cullen's record of 85 matches for the Hurricanes, behind Tana Umaga's 122 caps, and as the most capped Hurricanes forward. In November 2008 he was playing for the Umaga-coached French Top 14 side Toulon.

Jimmy Gopperth

Years: 2005-2008
Caps: 52

John Schwalger

Years: 2006-2011, 2013-
Caps: 84

Julian Savea

Years: 2011-
Caps: 88

Luke Andrews

Years: 2002-2007
Caps: 61

Luke Andrews came up to play for Wellington and the Hurricanes from Southland via Otago in 2002 after an impressive 2001 NPC with Southland. His versatility and big-game temperament ensured his was a successful stay in the capital.

Comfortable as either a lock or blindside flanker, Andrews was the perfect player to have on hand for any situation. If the going got tough he could dig deep and graft it out, and if it opened up he was just as valuable as a talented ball carrier and sound defender.

Ma’a Nonu

Years: 2003-2011, 2015
Caps: 126

Ma’a Nonu ended his New Zealand rugby career in 2015 for a stint in France as a two-time Rugby World Cup winner and the recipient of the 2015 Kelvin R Tremain NZ Rugby Player of the Year award.

Nonu ended the 2011 Super Rugby season on 110 caps for the Hurricanes and in red hot form, having helped the All Blacks to their second Rugby World Cup victory. Nonu cemented himself as amongst the best midfielders in the world during the tournament in a big year for him ahead of his departure from the Hurricanes to the Blues for 2012.

Neemia Tialata

Years: 2004-2011
Caps: 101

Norm Hewitt

Years: 1996-2001
Caps: 66

Norm Hewitt was a hardworking and dynamic hooker who played 296 representative matches during a memorable first class career spanning 13 seasons.

Paul Tito

Years: 2000-2007
Caps: 84

The durable Paul Tito was a regular feature of Hurricanes packs over eight Super rugby campaigns, reaching 84 matches by the close of the 2007 season, the most by a Hurricanes forward and the third most appearances behind Tana Umaga and Christian Cullen.

 

In that time the popular Taranaki lock became a crucial part of the side and in his final Hurricanes season started in every match. One of the best lineout forwards in the country, he was always wholly committed to the cause – when the going got tough, Tito got going.

 

Piri Weepu

Years: 2004-2011
Caps: 84

Rodney So’oialo

Years: 2001-2011
Caps: 101

The Hurricanes celebrated the career of one of their champion players in their penultimate round-robin match of the 2010 Rebel Sport Super 14 season when No. 8 Rodney So’oialo played his 100th game in round 13 against the Reds.

The dedicated, hard working and popular So’oilao reached the landmark personal milestone on his home ground at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

He became the second Hurricanes player and first forward to reach a century of appearances for the franchise, after founding Hurricanes player and midfield back and winger Tana Umaga (122 caps, 1996-2007).

Shannon Paku

Years: 2002-2008
Caps: 55

Mr. Reliable Shannon Paku retired from the Hurricanes and Wellington rugby to take up an overseas contract at French Top 14 side Montauban following the 2008 Super 14 and his international calendar with the New Zealand Maori side.

A fleet-footed attacking outside back and dependable defender, Paku deservedly reached the milestone of 50 appearances for the Hurricanes in 2008 after debuting in 2002.

Tamati Ellison

Years: 2006-2010
Caps: 53

Tana Umaga

Years: 1996-2007
Caps: 122

In May 2007 Jonathan Falefasa ‘Tana’ Umaga brought the curtain down on an illustrious Hurricanes career, spanning the entire Super rugby competition and 122 appearances.

Born in Lower Hutt to Samoan parents, Umaga originally played rugby league, making the Junior Kiwis in 1991-1992. In 1992 aged 18 he trialled with NRL side the Newcastle Knights but returned to New Zealand to pursue rugby.

Tim Fairbrother

Years: 2003-2009
Caps: 53

Prop Tim Fairbrother handed in his New Zealand contract and departed for Perth and the Western Force at the conclusion of the 2009 Super 14 season, his seventh consecutive year as a Hurricane. Fairbrother made 12 appearances for the Force in his inaugural season there in 2010.

Previously, Fairbrother suffered a cruel blow when a shoulder injury forced him to miss almost the entire 2007 Super 14 season with the Hurricanes. Fairbrother dislocated his left shoulder in the opening round of the competition - after undergoing surgery on the same shoulder in 2006.

Victor Vito

Years: 2009-
Caps: 90

Andrew Hore

Years: 2002-2011
Caps: 106

Rugby World Cup winner Andrew Hore departed the Hurricanes at the end of the 2011 season to play for the Highlanders in 2012. Hore returned to his original home town Dunedin after playing 106 times for the Hurricanes in a 10-season career for the franchise.

Jeremy Thrush

Years: 2008-2015
Caps: 110

Ma’a Nonu

Years: 2003-2011, 2015
Caps: 126

Ma’a Nonu ended his New Zealand rugby career in 2015 for a stint in France as a two-time Rugby World Cup winner and the recipient of the 2015 Kelvin R Tremain NZ Rugby Player of the Year award.

Nonu ended the 2011 Super Rugby season on 110 caps for the Hurricanes and in red hot form, having helped the All Blacks to their second Rugby World Cup victory. Nonu cemented himself as amongst the best midfielders in the world during the tournament in a big year for him ahead of his departure from the Hurricanes to the Blues for 2012.

Neemia Tialata

Years: 2004-2011
Caps: 101

Rodney So’oialo

Years: 2001-2011
Caps: 101

The Hurricanes celebrated the career of one of their champion players in their penultimate round-robin match of the 2010 Rebel Sport Super 14 season when No. 8 Rodney So’oialo played his 100th game in round 13 against the Reds.

The dedicated, hard working and popular So’oilao reached the landmark personal milestone on his home ground at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

He became the second Hurricanes player and first forward to reach a century of appearances for the franchise, after founding Hurricanes player and midfield back and winger Tana Umaga (122 caps, 1996-2007).

Tana Umaga

Years: 1996-2007
Caps: 122

In May 2007 Jonathan Falefasa ‘Tana’ Umaga brought the curtain down on an illustrious Hurricanes career, spanning the entire Super rugby competition and 122 appearances.

Born in Lower Hutt to Samoan parents, Umaga originally played rugby league, making the Junior Kiwis in 1991-1992. In 1992 aged 18 he trialled with NRL side the Newcastle Knights but returned to New Zealand to pursue rugby.

Conrad Smith

Years: 2004-2015
Caps: 126

Mike Russell

Years: 1996-1997
Caps: 18

2.03-metre lock Mike Russell was the lynchpin of the Hurricanes lineout in 1996 and 1997. He was one of five founding players to play in every game in 1996 - the other four were Tana Umaga, and front rowers Mark Allen, Norm Hewitt and Phil Coffin. 

Russell grew up in Whangarei and his father Lloyd locked the North Auckland scrum 52 times between 1953-1960 and was an All Black triallist.

Quentin Hay

Shannon Paku

Years: 2002-2008
Caps: 55

Mr. Reliable Shannon Paku retired from the Hurricanes and Wellington rugby to take up an overseas contract at French Top 14 side Montauban following the 2008 Super 14 and his international calendar with the New Zealand Maori side.

A fleet-footed attacking outside back and dependable defender, Paku deservedly reached the milestone of 50 appearances for the Hurricanes in 2008 after debuting in 2002.

Tony Bedford

Years: 1995-2010

Manager/Ops Manager

Aaron Cruden

Years: 2010-2011
Caps: 25

Alama Ieremia

Years: 1996-2000
Caps: 42

Alby Mathewson

Years: 2007–2009
Caps: 36

Andrew Blowers

Years: 1999
Caps: 11

Andrew Hore

Years: 2002-2011
Caps: 106

Beauden Barrett

Years: 2011-
Caps: 74

Ben Franks

Years: 2013-2015
Caps: 45

Bryn Evans

Years: 2009-2011
Caps: 23

Chresten Davis

Years: 1996-1998
Caps: 20

Chris Masoe

Years: 2003-2008
Caps: 62

Christian Cullen

Years: 1996-2003
Caps: 85

Conrad Smith

Years: 2004-2015
Caps: 126

Cory Jane

Years: 2007-
Caps: 101

Dane Coles

Years: 2009-
Caps: 80

Dion Waller

Years: 1996-2002
Caps: 65

Doug Howlett

Years: 1998
Caps: 5

Filo Tiatia

Years: 1996-2001
Caps: 57

Glen Osborne

Years: 1999
Caps: 8

Gordon Slater

Years: 1997-2002
Caps: 55

Hikawera Elliot

Years: 2008
Caps: 13

Hosea Gear

Years: 2004-2011
Caps: 70

Isaia Toeava

Years: 2006
Caps: 14

Jason Eaton

Years: 2006-2013
Caps: 88

Jason O’Halloran

Years: 1996-2001
Caps: 54

Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

Years: 2012-
Caps: 59

Jeremy Thrush

Years: 2008-2015
Caps: 110

Jerry Collins

Years: 2001-2008
Caps: 85

John Schwalger

Years: 2006-2011, 2013-
Caps: 84

Jon Preston

Years: 1996-1998
Caps: 25

Jonah Lomu

Years: 2000-2003
Caps: 29

Julian Savea

Years: 2011-
Caps: 88

Kupu Vanisi

Years: 1999-2003
Caps: 43

Mark "Bull" Allen

Years: 1996-1998
Caps: 30

Mark Cooksley

Years: 1997,1999
Caps: 18

Ma’a Nonu

Years: 2003-2011, 2015
Caps: 126

Neemia Tialata

Years: 2004-2011
Caps: 101

Norm Hewitt

Years: 1996-2001
Caps: 66

Phil Coffin

Years: 1996-1997
Caps: 22

Piri Weepu

Years: 2004-2011
Caps: 84

Rodney So’oialo

Years: 2001-2011
Caps: 101

Scott Waldrom

Years: 2004-2009
Caps: 31

Tamati Ellison

Years: 2006-2010
Caps: 53

Tana Umaga

Years: 1996-2007
Caps: 122

TJ Perenara

Years: 2012-
Caps: 65

Victor Vito

Years: 2009-
Caps: 90

Zac Guildford

Years: 2008-2009
Caps: 18