Anthony Boric

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Anthony Boric
Full name Anthony Frank Boric
Nickname AB
Date of birth (1983-12-27) 27 December 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 110 kg (240 lb)
School Rosmini College
University University of Auckland
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
New Zealand No. 1074
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2013– Mitsubishi Dynaboars 0 (0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2005–13 North Harbour 56 (15)
Correct as of 4 November 2012
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2006–13 Blues 72 (15)
Correct as of 15 July 2013
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2008–11 New Zealand 24 (10)
Correct as of 4 November 2012

Anthony Frank Boric (born 27 December 1983 in Auckland) is a New Zealand-born rugby union footballer who has represented the New Zealand in international rugby, and currently plays for the Mitsubishi Dynaboars in the Japanese Top League. He plays as a lock.

Early and personal life[edit]

Boric is a second-generation New Zealander of Croatian descent. His grandfather, from whom Boric acquired his middle name, hailed from the Dalmatia region.[1][2] He attended school at Rosmini College in Takapuna where he played first XV rugby.

Boric then studied Civil Engineering at the University of Auckland,[3] and in 2008, the final year of his degree, received news of his inclusion in the All Black squad when he heard his name read out on the radio.[3]

Rugby career[edit]

Boric started playing rugby on the wing, but as he grew rapidly in his teenage years he switched into the second row, and also played as a loose forward.[2] In his early days at North Harbour and the Blues, Boric alternated between the role of lock and blindside flank before deciding to concentrate on the former position.[2]

After making his first appearance as an All Black coming on as a substitute against England on 13 June 2008, Boric's first match as part of the starting line-up was against the Springboks in Dunedin, replacing the suspended Brad Thorn.[2]

Boric scored his first Test try versus Scotland on 8 November 2008

AB played his last Test match for All Black side during the winning 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign. He played 4 matches during the tournament, all of which were from the reserve bench.


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