Elliot Dixon

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Elliot Dixon
Full name Elliot Christopher Dixon
Date of birth (1989-09-04) 4 September 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
School St Bede's College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Loose Forward
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010– Southland 48 (50)
correct as of 19 October 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011– Highlanders 30 (10)
correct as of 21 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009
2012–
New Zealand under-20
Māori All Blacks
5
5
(5)
(5)
correct as of 14 November 2013.

Elliot Christopher Dixon (born 4 September 1989) is a professional rugby union player. He represents the Highlanders in the Super Rugby competition and Southland in the ITM Cup, playing at number 8.

Playing career[edit]

Provincial Rugby[edit]

Dixon moved through the age group levels for Canterbury, but transferred to Southland in late 2009.

He made his provincial debut for Southland during the 2010 ITM Cup, scoring a try on his first appearance in a 37–23 win over Manawatu. He developed into a key member of the team over the course of the season, sharing playing time at number 8 with veteran Samoan international Kane Thompson. In the 2011 ITM Cup, Dixon appeared in every match for Southland, and helped the team to a Ranfurly Shield victory over Canterbury on 23 July.

Super Rugby[edit]

Following his solid season for Southland in 2010, Dixon was included in the Highlanders squad for the 2011 Super Rugby season. It would be a difficult season, however, as he didn't make any appearances for the squad due in large part to an elbow injury which left him unavailable for most of the year.[1]

International Play[edit]

Dixon was a key member of the squad that won the Under-20 World Cup in 2009, where he suited up alongside current Southland teammates Robbie Robinson, Brayden Mitchell, and Alex Ryan.

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