Clint Newland

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Clint Newland
Full name Clint John Newland
Date of birth (1980-03-26) 26 March 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Dannevirke, New Zealand
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 134 kg (295 lb)
School New Plymouth Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Youth Career
Napier Pirates
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2010 Hawke's Bay 106 (70)
2008–2010 Highlanders 35 (4)
2010–2011 Leinster 12 (0)
2011–2012 Eastern Province Kings 32 (25)
Correct as of 31 Oct 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008  Māori 1 (0)
2011 South African Kings 3 (5)
Correct as of 09:18, 14 Aug 2012 (UTC)

Clint Newland is a New Zealand rugby union player.[1]

Career[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Newland was born in Dannevirke and attended New Plymouth Boys' High School as a boarder. In 1999, he made his provincial debut for Hawke's Bay against Poverty Bay in the NPC. He played in the NZ Divisional XV from 2002 to 2005 when the competition was revised to increase the number of NPC teams. He played in every match until 2007 when he was served a 10-week ban for knocking out Wellington prop Neemia Tialata.

In 2008, he won selection to the Highlanders Super Rugby squad. He was also selected for the NZ Māori team, but played just one game before a shoulder injury ruled him out of successive matches. He returned to the Highlanders and Hawke's Bay squads for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Ireland[edit]

In November 2010, Irish team Leinster announced the signing of Newland on a short term contract, running until February 2011. He had limited playing time during his time at Leinster.

South Africa[edit]

When his Leinster contract expired, he signed for South African domestic team Eastern Province Kings.[2] He represented them in the domestic Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions and also played for the South African Kings at the 2011 IRB Nations Cup in Romania, also scoring a try against Portugal.[3]

He left the Kings at the end of the 2012 Currie Cup First Division season, having played for the Kings for two seasons, making 32 appearances.[4]

International[edit]

Newland made his debut for the NZ Māori in 2008.

Achievements[edit]

  • 2005 – 2nd Division Player of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Clint Newland". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Clint Newland Joins EP Rugby From Leinster". mype.co.za. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  3. ^ "IRB Nations Cup South African Kings v Portugal". International Rugby Board. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Silke, Norman (1 Nov 2012). "Gate in 2013 se Kings-groep". Die Son (in Afrikaans). Media24. Retrieved 1 Nov 2012. [permanent dead link]