Andrew Hore

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Andrew Hore
Andrew Hore 2011.jpg
Full name Andrew Keith Hore
Date of birth (1978-09-13) 13 September 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)[1]
School John McGlashan College
Notable relative(s) Charlie Hore (brother)
Occupation(s) Farmer
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
New Zealand No. 1019
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 20 October 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 15 July 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
New Zealand
83 (40)
correct as of 25 November 2013.

Andrew Hore (born 13 September 1978) is a former rugby union player He has played for the All Blacks since 2002. His position is hooker. He also plays for the Highlanders in Super Rugby, and Taranaki in the ITM Cup (when available). He is now 3rd starting hooker for the Southland Stags after veteran hooker Jason Rutledge was injured. He will only play if another hooker is injured. Hore retired after playing Ireland during the 2013 All Black Northern Hemisphere tour, with a total of 83 test caps to his name. He is now out of retirement.[2]

Rugby career[edit]

ITM Cup[edit]

Hore debuted for Otago in 1998, and in 2001 shifted to Taranaki,in 2014 Hore made his debut for Southland.

Super Rugby[edit]

Hore made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders in 2001. In 2002 he shifted to the Hurricanes, with whom he made 92 appearances. In 2011 he was controversially released from the Hurricanes by coach Mark Hammett and joined the Highlanders in 2012.


Most recently he was selected for the All Blacks 2011 Rugby World Cup squad. In the final pool match of the tournament, he was selected to captain the side against Canada when both Richie McCaw and Dan Carter were injured and unable to play.

During the All Blacks end of year European Tour, controversy arose during the Wales versus New Zealand test match on 24 November 2012 after Hore stiff-armed the Welsh lock Bradley Davies across the head in a cynical attack off the ball. The offence - a red card one - was missed by the match referee, but Hore faced the judiciary and received an end of season suspension.[3] This incident resulted in Davies being taken off of the field and taken to a hospital for further concussion assessment.[4] He was suspended for 5 weeks following the incident.

Hore retired after the 2013 match against Ireland, in this match the All Blacks succeeded going an entire calendar year without being defeated, a feat which hasn't been managed since the dawn the professional era. Although in 2014 he was selected by Dean Ryan to play in the barbarian squad.

Conviction for shooting fur seals[edit]

In 2005, Hore was one of three men convicted and fined for shooting and killing a protected fur seal in New Zealand. Judge Rollo described the offending as a "grossly irresponsible, spontaneous act of hooliganism". Judge Rollo said he believed the aggravating features of the offending were the number of shots fired, the close proximity to the public and the fact that the area in which they were shooting was world-renowned for its wildlife.[5]

Despite this conviction, Andrew Hore was named New Zealand rugby player of the year in 2008.[6]


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  2. ^ "Andrew Hore confirms All Blacks retirement". TVNZ. One News. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Steve Hansen expects Hore to face judiciary". 3 News NZ. 25 November 2012. 
  4. ^ [1], 25 November 2012
  5. ^ "$2500 fine for seal shooters". NZ Herald. 28 July 2005. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Knowler, Richard (6 December 2008). "Andrew Hore? How come the top gong didn't go to McCaw?". Stuff. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 

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