Nick Crosswell

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Nick Crosswell
Full name Nick Crosswell
Date of birth (1986-04-03) 3 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock / Flanker
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– Manawatu 80 (10)
correct as of 24 October 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 1 June 2014.

Nick Crosswell (born 3 April 1986) is a professional rugby union player who represents the Chiefs in the Super Rugby competition and Manawatu in the ITM Cup, playing at flanker. He currently serves as team captain for Manawatu.

Playing career[edit]

Provincial Rugby[edit]

Crosswell made his debut for Manawatu in the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup and his strong work rate and solid tackling quickly established him as a starter for the side.

Crosswell was named team captain for the 2011 ITM Cup, but suffered through a difficult season as injury limited him to just four starts, and in his absence Manawatu finished second from the bottom of the table in the competition. Both Crosswell and the team had a vastly improved 2011, however, as he started every game as captain in helping the team to the Championship Final of the ITM Cup.

Super Rugby[edit]

Crosswell was named in the Hurricanes squad for the 2010 Super 14 season after impressing in provincial rugby for Manawatu. He managed to establish himself as a reliable loose forward for the club, appearing in 9 of their 13 matches including two starts.

For the 2011 Super Rugby season, Crosswell transferred south to join the Highlanders. In his first season for the Highlanders, Crosswell was used primarily coming off the bench, but he became a more regular starter in 2012.

For the 2013 Super Rugby season, Crosswell transferred north to the Chiefs.[1]


  1. ^ "Chiefs sign Ngatai, Crosswell for two years". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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