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Player Details

highlanders # 184
Position Wing
Born 16/03/1984 in Gisborne
Height 1.88m
club Hutt Old Boys Marist
Weight 102kg
Province Wellington
Provincial Caps 78
Provincial Points 210 (42t)
Provincial Debut 2002 v Wanganui (Poverty Bay)
Super Rugby Caps 87
Super Rugby Points 155 (31t)
Super Rugby Debut 2004 v Chiefs (Hurricanes)
Test Caps 13
Test Points 30 (6t)
Test Debut 2008 v Australia


All Black, Hosea Gear, was another new signing for the Jamie Joseph coached Highlanders in 2012.  Gear has played 86 Super Rugby games, and is a dynamic player who knows his way to the try line.  With 31 tries in Super Rugby and 42 tries at provincial level, Gear is proven out wide as a strike weapon, and 2013 will be no different.  At 1.88m and 102kgs, he will be a handful for all opponents in this season’s competition. Hosea will also have more of a leadership role within the squad being named vice-captain for 2013.