Hikawera Elliot

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Hikawera Elliot
Full name Hikawera Te Po Elliot
Date of birth (1986-01-22) 22 January 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Hastings, New Zealand
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 110 kg (240 lb)
School Hastings Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
New Zealand No. 1086
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–12
2013–
Hawke’s Bay
Counties Manukau
73
8
(35)
(10)
correct as of 29 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008
2009–
Hurricanes
Chiefs
12
72
(5)
(25)
correct as of 4 August 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–
2010–12
Māori All Blacks
New Zealand
9
3
(5)
(0)
correct as of 3 November 2013.

Hikawera Elliot (born 22 January 1986) is a New Zealand Maori rugby union player, he currently plays for the Chiefs in the Super Rugby competition and for Counties Manukau Rugby Union in the ITM Cup.

Rugby career[edit]

Elliot has represented and progressed through all levels of rugby in New Zealand. In 2004 he was part of the Under 19 team that won the World Championship in South Africa while he was still in school. He was also part of the New Zealand Under 21 and School Boys rugby team, captaining the latter.

He played for the Hurricanes for the 2008 and 2009 seasons before moving to the Chiefs in 2010, with whom he won his first Super Rugby titile in 2012. Elliot also plays for Hawke’s Bay in the ITM Cup.

He was called as a replacement for Andrew Hore in the All Blacks tour of UK and Ireland. Hore had sprained his ankle during their 2008 Bledisloe Cup match in Hong Kong.[1] He played in their game against Munster. Recently he has been named in the All Blacks 2010 end-of-year tour to Hong Kong, UK and Ireland.[2][3]

Outside Rugby[edit]

Elliot also has some sporting experience outside of rugby. He has represented New Zealand in age group basketball and has a black belt in Kung Fu. He comes from an extensive martial arts family background.[4] In 2008 he qualified for the Karate World Championships held in Japan.

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