Steven Bates

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Steven Bates
Full name Steven Paul Bates
Date of birth (1980-01-16) 16 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
School Kelston Boys' High School, Auckland
Notable relative(s) brother of Michael Bates
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight
New Zealand No. 1047
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008– Toshiba Brave Lupus 73 (175)
Correct as of 26 January 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–07 New Zealand Chiefs 57 (35)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 New Zealand 2 (0)

Steven Paul Bates (born 16 January 1980 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer, whose usual position is at Number 8. He played for Waikato at provincial level and the Chiefs in the Super 14. Bates made the traditional All Blacks route to the top with appearances for New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand U-19 and the U-21s, during this time he played Rugby League and was good enough to be selected for the Warriors U-19s. He has only played one test so far for his nation (v Italy 2004).[1]

Currently, Bates resides in Fuchu, Japan with Top League team Toshiba Brave Lupus under Australian coach Joe Barakat, with other New Zealand players Richard Kahui and David Hill.

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