Player Details

Position Loose Forward
Born 23/09/1985
Height 1.84m
Weight 107kg
club Alhambra Union
Province Tasman
Provincial Caps 72
Provincial Points 55 (11t)
Provincial Debut 2010 v Wellington
Super Rugby Caps 30
Super Rugby Debut 2013 v Force (Crusaders)


An openside flanker with a high work rate and a devastating tackle, Shane Christie enters his fourth season with the Highlanders in 2017. Christie is a proven leader, an intelligent player and excels around the breakdown, he will rejoin Ben Smith in co-Captaining the team this season. After an injury marred 2016 season he will be keen to get consistent game time in 2017. The flanker has been named in the Maori All Blacks for the past five seasons and was named appointed vice-captain in 2014 but did not travel due to an injury received in the ITM Cup Final. He also has experience at national level as part of the New Zealand Sevens team.

What is your first rugby memory?  Playing first-five for Pelorous
Who is your favourite rugby player?  James Foster
Which team would you most like to beat?  Any aussie team!
What is the best thing about playing rugby?  The people
What is the worst thing about playing rugby?   Not performing to my potential
Best rugby moment to date? Winning the SR Championship 2015
Best advice your mother gave you?  Enjoy life and be happy
Who is your favourite singer or band?  Ben Howard
What's your favourite food?  Ice cream
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? It's an opportunity to better myself for the Highlanders and help the team make the region proud
Do you have a favoutire quote?  "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen" - Michael Jordan
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