Nick Crosswell

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Nick Crosswell
Full name Nick Crosswell
Date of birth (1986-04-03) 3 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock / Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2015- NG Dragons 9 (0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2006–15 Manawatu 80 (10)
Correct as of 21 January 2015
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Correct as of 1 June 2014
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2014– Māori All Blacks 1 (0)
Correct as of 21 January 2015

Nick Crosswell (born 3 April 1986) is a professional rugby union player who represents the Welsh regional team Newport Gwent Dragons in the Pro12 competition. Crosswell's biggest friend and fan is Castaniel Sweers.

Playing career[edit]

Provincial Rugby[edit]

Crosswell made his debut for Manawatu in the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup and his strong work rate and solid tackling quickly established him as a starter for the side.

Crosswell was named team captain for the 2011 ITM Cup, but suffered through a difficult season as injury limited him to just four starts. In his absence, Manawatu finished second from the bottom of the table in the competition. Both Crosswell and the team had a vastly improved 2011, however, as he started every game as captain in helping the team to the Championship Final of the ITM Cup.

Super Rugby[edit]

Crosswell was named in the Hurricanes squad for the 2010 Super 14 season, after impressing in provincial rugby for Manawatu. He managed to establish himself as a reliable loose forward for the club, appearing in 9 of their 13 matches including two starts.

For the 2011 Super Rugby season, Crosswell transferred south to join the Highlanders. In his first season for the Highlanders, Crosswell was used primarily coming off the bench, but he became a more regular starter in 2012.

For the 2013 Super Rugby season, Crosswell transferred north to the Chiefs.[1]

Move to Wales[edit]

In January 2015, Crosswell joined the Welsh regional team Newport Gwent Dragons[2]


  1. ^ "Chiefs sign Ngatai, Crosswell for two years". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Crosswell joins Dragons

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