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Player Details

Position Hooker
Born 12/05/91
Height 1.81m
Weight 112kg
club Zingari-Richmond 
Province Auckland
Provincial Caps 47
Provincial Points 45 (9t)
Provincial Debut 2011 v North Harbour (Bay of Plenty)
super rugby caps 8
super rugby points 0
super rugby debut 2015 v Rebels (Blues)


A break out year for Greg Pleasant-Tate in 2016, followed up with strong form for Auckland in the Mitre Ten Cup and will do battle with Ash Dixon and Liam Coltman for game time in 2017. He came to the Highlanders from Blues after being named in the team wider training group in 2015. Mobile for a big man and one of several 2011 Junior World Championship-winning New Zealand U20 players in this side, Pleasants-Tate was in impressive form during the 2014 ITM Cup where he was one of the standout players for his North Harbour side, logging over 700 minutes across 10 games and scoring a try against Bay of Plenty, a provincial union which he previously represented. Although he is now well-established in the number one jersey, the Wanganui-born prop spent a bit of time in the middle of the front row while at Takapuna Grammar.

What's your first rugby memory? Cold grass
Best rugby moment to date? Making my Super Rugby debut
Best advice your mother gave you? Pump your legs
Favourite movie? Step brothers
Favourite singer/band? Justin Beiber
If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing? Male Model 
Do you have any hidden talents? Irrigation Expert
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? It's a great community to be apart of and iI'm honoured to represent it 
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