Anthony Boric

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Anthony Boric
Full name Anthony Frank Boric
Date of birth (1983-12-27) 27 December 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 110 kg (240 lb)
School Rosmini College
University University of Auckland
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
New Zealand No. 1074
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– Mitsubishi Dynaboars 0 (0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–13 North Harbour 56 (15)
correct as of 4 November 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–13 Blues 72 (15)
correct as of 15 July 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– New Zealand 24 (10)
correct as of 4 November 2012.

Anthony Frank Boric (born 27 December 1983 in Auckland) is a New Zealand-born rugby union footballer who has represented the New Zealand in international rugby, and currently plays for the Blues in Super Rugby, and North Harbour in the ITM Cup. He plays as a lock.

Early and personal life[edit]

Boric is a second-generation New Zealander of Croatian descent. His grandfather, from whom Boric acquired his middle name, hailed from the Dalmatia region.[1][2] He attended school at Rosmini College in Takapuna.

Boric then studied Civil Engineering at the University of Auckland,[3] and in 2008, the final year of his degree, received news of his inclusion in the All Black squad when he heard his name read out on the radio.[3]

Rugby career[edit]

Boric started playing rugby on the wing, but as he grew rapidly in his teenage years he switched into the second row, and also played as a loose forward.[2] In his early days at North Harbour and the Blues, Boric alternated between the role of lock and blindside flank before deciding to concentrate on the former position.[2]

After making his first appearance as an All Black coming on as a substitute against England on 13 June 2008, Boric's first match as part of the starting line-up was against the Springboks in Dunedin, replacing the suspended Brad Thorn.[2]

Boric scored his first Test try versus Scotland on 8 November 2008


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