ElliotD

Player Details

Position Loose Forward
Born 4/09/1989
Height 1.93m
Weight 109kg
Club Blues (Invercargill)
Province Southland
Provincial Caps 57
provincial points 60 (12t)
Provincial Debut 2010 v North Otago
Super Rugby Caps 65
Super Rugby Points 45 (9t)
super rugby debut 2012 v Brumbies
Test Match CAPS 3
Test Match POINTS 5 (1t)
Test Match DEBUT 2016 v Wales in Dunedin 

Biography

Elliot Dixon is a senior player in the Highlanders and had an outstanding season in 2016, after joining the team as a rockie in 2011. He was rewarded in 2016 with an All Blacks cap. Off the back of his impressive 2012 Super Rugby season, Dixon was selected for the 2012 Maori All Blacks' tour of Europe and has backed that up with subsequent selection in the team in both 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Christchurch-born loose forward was also a member of the New Zealand U20 side that won the Junior World Championship in Tokyo in 2009. Dixon has played strongly for the Highlanders at numbers 8 and 6 and has shown his versatility for the team by playing on the openside as well after a strong 2016 Dixon was selected for the All Blacks to play Wales in June 2016 and made three appeareances for the national side during test matches last year.

What is your first rugby memory? Playing under 5's for the suburbs
Best rugby moment to date? Winning the SR Championship 2015
Who is your favourite rugby player? James Wilson
Favourite singer/band? Van Morrison 
If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing? I would be poor
Hate being without.. Man bun or facial hair
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? Chance to do something great
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