Adam Larkin

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Adam Larkin (born 14 February 1974) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who played professionally both in New Zealand and Europe between 1995 - 2007. The centre/out-half was educated at Westlake Boys' High School on Auckland's North Shore and played his club rugby for Takapuna and Provincial rugby for the North Harbour Province from 1995 - 1997. He was also selected in the New Zealand under 21 team in 1995, a team that went on to win the inaugural Southern Hemisphere Under 21 Championship held in Argentina, a competition which was the forerunner to the Under 20 World Cup. Following a semi-professional stint with North Harbour in New Zealand, in late 1997 at the age of 23 he took a full-time professional contract with Bristol in the English Premiership where he spent 2 seasons before heading to France to play for Castres Olympique in the Top 14 (1999 - 2001). At the start of the 2001 season, Adam signing with Ulster Rugby, playing for 8 seasons until his retirement in late 2007.


Since retiring as a player, Adam has settled in Ulster, working as a town planning consultant in the private sector. He also coached Irish club Belfast Harlequins in the first division of All Ireland League between 2011 - 2016.

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