Lewis Ormond

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Lewis Ormond
Date of birth (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 25)
Place of birthHawera, New Zealand[1]
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
SchoolHawera High School
New Plymouth Boys' High School
Notable relative(s)Jackson Ormond (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing, Fullback
Current team Southland
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Southland 19 (30)
Correct as of 14 October 2018
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2015–2016 New Zealand 12
Correct as of 11 August 2016

Lewis Ormond (born 5 February 1994) is a New Zealand rugby sevens player. Ormond is a former basketballer.[2]

Career[edit]

Born in Hawera,[1] Ormond was a New Zealand under-20 trialist and had three seasons in the Taranaki Sevens setup under Willie Rickards.[3] Ormond was first selected for the New Zealand Sevens for the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens after impressing at the National Rugby Sevens Tournament in January.[4] Ormond made his debut at the Hong Kong Sevens along with Jordan Bunce of Manawatu.[5]

Ormond earned sevens caps in the 2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series and was selected for the New Zealand Sevens team squad for the inaugural 2016 Summer Olympics rugby sevens tournament.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Of Māori descent, Ormond affiliates to the Ngāti Kahungunu iwi.[7] He is the brother of Jackson Ormond, a rugby player for Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup and former New Zealand Sevens player, whom he cites as his inspiration for his rugby career.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lewis Ormond". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Lewis Ormond". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Breaking News: Lewis Ormond selected for All Blacks Sevens team". Taranaki Rugby Union. 20 March 2015. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ Strang, Ben (20 March 2015). "DJ Forbes, Tim Mikkelson return to NZ sevens team for Hong Kong and Tokyo legs". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Kaka still out but Forbes and Mikkelson return". Radio New Zealand. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Historic first for Rugby Sevens as 24 athletes named for Olympic Games". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  7. ^ "43 Māori athletes to head to Rio Olympics". Te Karere. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

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