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Player Details

Position Wing
Born 27/05/1989
Height 1.84m
Weight 98kg
Province Hawke's Bay
Provincial Caps 64
Provincial Points 116 (14t 8c 10p)
Provincial Debut 2008 v Manawatu
Super Rugby Caps 33
Super Rugby Points 35 (7t)
Super Rugby Debut 2011 v Lions (Hurricanes)


Richard 'Barracuda' Buckman made his Super Rugby debut in 2011 for the Hurricanes after a strong season with the Hawke's Bay Magpies. The Barracuda will be looking to make a comeback in 2017after sitting out the full 2016 season with a shoulder injury. Currently playing in Japan for Panasonic (returning early 2017), he is deceptively quick, seldom makes mistakes and is devastating on defence.

What is your first rugby memory? Barefoot rugby
Best rugby moment to date? Winning the SR Championship 2015
Who is your favourite rugby player? Andrew Merhtens
Favourite singer/band? Six60
Best advice your mother gave you? If winning didn't count they wouldn't keep the score
If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing? A fireman!
Do you have a favourite movie? Project X
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? It fills me with pride
One team you want to beat and why? Hurricanes
Twitter @Richard_Buckman
Instagram: richard.buckman