Tanerau Latimer

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Tanerau Latimer
Full name Tanerau Dylan Latimer
Date of birth (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
School Tauranga Boys' College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Loose Forward
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014– Toshiba Brave Lupus 10 (5)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–2014 Bay of Plenty 69 (25)
correct as of 21 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 21 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
 New Zealand
Tanerau Latimer
Medal record
Competitor for  New Zealand
Men's Rugby sevens
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Rugby 7's

Tanerau Dylan Latimer (born 6 May 1986) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby and the Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup.[1]


Super Rugby[edit]

Latimer made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders in 2006, before shifting to the Chiefs in 2007. In 2009 he started at openside flanker in the Chiefs loss to the Bulls in the final at Loftus Versfeld. In 2011 he played his 50th match for the Chiefs and reach to his 100th match in 2014, defeated Stormers at Waikato Stadium.

In November 2015, the Auckland Blues announced that they had signed Latimer on a one-year loan for the 2016 Super Rugby season.[2]


At the 2006 Commonwealth Games he was part of the New Zealand Sevens team that won a gold medal.[3] He is New Zealand's youngest ever Sevens player, debuting at the age of 17 in 2004.


He was selected for the 2009 Iveco series after an injury to Richie McCaw sidelined him for the Series. He has played in total five tests and one non-test match for the All Blacks. In 2010 he played for the then New Zealand Maori. In 2012 he was named as the team's captain, under the new team name, Maori All Blacks.

Japan Top League[edit]

In 2014 Latimer moved to the Top League competition in Japan, where he plays for the Toshiba Brave Lupus as a flanker.[4]


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