Steve Devine

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Steve Devine
Birth nameStephen John Devine
Date of birth (1976-12-21) 21 December 1976 (age 46)
Place of birthBoggabri, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Halfback
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998 - 2007 Auckland 78 ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999 - 2007 Blues 70 (25)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2003 New Zealand 10 (0)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
1998 Australia

Stephen John Devine (born 12 December 1976) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He is a former All Black and international sevens player for Australia.

Devine played for Australia Under-21 before relocating to New Zealand. A loyal servant of Auckland rugby, he made 78 appearances for Auckland and 70 for the Blues in the Super 12 Rugby competition. He was eligible to play for the New Zealand on residential grounds, and made his debut for the All Blacks on 9 November 2002, against England during the All Blacks end of year tour. Devine went on to play 10 tests for New Zealand, including the third/fourth place playoff in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

He had to retire from rugby in 2007 after a series of concussions and other injuries, and a very long recovery period to recover from his final on-field concussion (2 years). After retirement, Devine co-hosted a programme on New Zealand Sky TV called This Given Sunday, along with Karl Te Nana.

He is now a firefighter.[1] In 2019, he revealed that he still suffers from migraines, extreme fatigue and light sensitivity due to the left pupil not being able to dilate properly.[2]


  1. ^ Chisholm, Donna (4 June 2012). "Brains to Mush". Metro Magazine. Auckland. Archived from the original on 22 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Season 1, Episode 6". 12 August 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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