Hosea Gear

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Hosea Gear
Hosea Gear 2013.jpg
Gear in 2013
Birth nameHosea Emiliano Gear
Date of birth (1984-03-16) 16 March 1984 (age 34)
Place of birthGisborne, New Zealand
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight102 kg (16 st 1 lb; 225 lb)
SchoolGisborne Boys' High School
UniversityVictoria University of Wellington
Notable relative(s)Rico Gear (brother)
Occupation(s)Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
All Black No. 1079
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002
2003–2004
2004–2011
2005–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014–2015
2015
2015–2016
2017
2017–
Poverty Bay
North Harbour
Hurricanes
Wellington
Highlanders
Toulouse
Honda Heat
Chiefs
Clermont
LOU
Narbonne
4
18
70
58
32
32

6
17
9
21
(0)
(30)
(130)
(180)
(65)
(50)

(0)
(10)
(5)
(15)
Correct as of 15 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2005
2004–2010
2008–2012
2009
2014
New Zealand U21
New Zealand Māori
New Zealand
Junior All Blacks
Barbarian F.C.
6
15
15
4
1
(25)
(55)
(30)
(40)
(12)
Correct as of 18 November 2012

Hosea Emiliano Gear (born 16 March 1984) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays for Clermont-Ferrand in the Top 14 as a wing. He has also played 14 international matches for New Zealand.

Early life[edit]

The younger brother of Rico Gear, he was born in Gisborne, New Zealand, where he attended Gisborne Boys' High School. He is of the Ngāti Porou Iwi.

Rugby career[edit]

He currently holds the record for most tries in a provincial season with 14 in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup. He has played for the New Zealand Maori. After his outstanding performance for Wellington in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup, he was chosen for the All Blacks to tour Hong Kong and Europe on 26 October 2008 and made his debut against Australia in the Bledisloe Cup on 1 November. In 2010 Gear made his Rugby Sevens debut in the 2010 Commonwealth Games for New Zealand and was chosen for the All Blacks end of year tour. After an injury to Cory Jane, Gear was given a starting spot against England, a game in which he scored the first try. The following week vs Scotland Gear once again scored the first try and then went on later to score another in the All Blacks 49–3 win. Again Gear scored the first Try in the All Blacks vs Wales game, also going on to score another to top off a great international year.

Gear initially narrowly missed selection to the New Zealand squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[1] However, after a string of injuries to the All Black's squad, Gear was called up prior to the semi final match against the Wallabies.[2] He was not named in the twenty-two man team to play the match. He received a World Cup winner's medal after the final which New Zealand won 8–7, but he was not in the match-day 22.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2011: All Blacks pick Vito, omit Sivivatu & Gear". BBC. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Rugby World Cup: NZ call up Gear & Donald for Muliaina & Slade". BBC. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2015.

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Awards
Preceded by
Zac Guildford
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

2010
Succeeded by
Piri Weepu