Greg Rawlinson

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Greg Rawlinson
Full name Gregory Paul Rawlinson
Date of birth (1978-08-14) 14 August 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 18 st 4 lb (116 kg)
School Durban High School
University Technikon Natal
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
New Zealand No. 1066
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
New ZealandSilverdale
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–present EnglandWorcester 14 (10)
correct as of 5 Jan 2008.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–07
2002
New ZealandNorth Harbour
New ZealandBay of Plenty
South AfricaNatal
45
13
-
(-)
(-)
(-)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–07 New ZealandBlues
South AfricaSharks
39
1
(-)
(-)
correct as of 26 Apr 2008.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–07 New Zealand New Zealand 4 (0)
correct as of 5 Jan 2008.

Greg Rawlinson (born 14 August 1978 in Durban, South Africa) is a New Zealand international rugby union player. Rawlinson, who has made four appearances for the All Blacks, was born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2002. The second row rejected overtures from the Springboks to remain in All Black contention and was rewarded with a call-up to face Ireland in June 2006. He became only the second ever South African-born All Black, the other being Andrew Mehrtens who was also born in Durban.

Rawlinson played for the Blues in Super Rugby and North Harbour Rugby Union in the Air New Zealand Cup, and has previously played for Bay of Plenty in the National Provincial Championship (NPC), the predecessor to the Air New Zealand Cup.

In 2005 he was named the North Harbour Player of the Year after playing in all 12 of North Harbour’s matches that year. In the same year he was named the Air New Zealand Cup Most Valuable Player. He made his debut for the All Blacks in June 2006 against Ireland.

In 2007, New Zealand international Rawlinson moved to Worcester from Auckland Blues on a three-year deal during the summer, which will allow him to play in the Guinness Premiership.

In 2010, Greg left Worcester Warriors

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