Kevin Senio

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Kevin Senio
Kevin Senio 01.jpg
Senio training for Clermont
Full name Kevin Senio
Date of birth (1978-07-06) 6 July 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Half-back
New Zealand No. 1058
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–2009
2009–
Castres
Clermont
42
58
(10)
(20)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001
2002

2003-2005
2006-2007
Auckland
Counties Manukau
Bay of Plenty
Canterbury
9
8

22
17
(-)
(-)

(-)
(-)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–2005
2006–2007
Chiefs
Crusaders
9
25
(0)
(10)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005 New Zealand 1 (0)

Kevin Senio is a New Zealand rugby union professional who currently plays for ASM Clermont Auvergne. Senio is also a former All Black, making his debut after coming on for Piri Weepu against Australia in New Zealand's 34–24 win in the final match of the 2005 Tri Nations Series and is currently a Junior All Black. That is Senio's only test thus far into his career. During his time at Bay of Plenty, Senio played in a tour match against the British and Irish Lions and was later called into the Junior All Blacks tour of Australia against Australia A.

Senio signed a two-year deal with the Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU) on 26 September 2005, making him eligible to play for the Crusaders, after former Canterbury and Crusaders half-back, Justin Marshall, left to play in England following the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. Senio also left after playing second fiddle to starting Chiefs' half-back, Byron Kelleher, who is also an All Black.

After being the starting scrum-half for the first part of the season, Senio found himself battling it out for regular game time with rookie Andrew Ellis. However, Ellis was injured in the semi-final against the Bulls and Senio started the 2006 Super 14 Final against the Hurricanes. The day after the final, Senio was selected for the Junior All Blacks to play in the inaugural Pacific Five Nations tournament.

Senio has also represented NZ at age grade level, NZ Schools u/19 and u/21 and has also represented the NZ 7's team. Senio is married to Silver Fern Anna Senio and is brother to CS Bourgoin-Jallieu scrum-half John Senio. Senio is also the brother of Dimitri Senio, who plays rugby union in France for SC Albi.

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