Liam Coltman

Player Details

Position Hooker
Born 25/01/1990
Height 1.85m
Weight 109kg
club Alambra-Union
Province Otago
Provincial Caps 41
Provincial Debut 2010 v Counties-Manukau
Super Rugby Caps 56
Super Rugby Points 10
Super Rugby Debut  2013 v Chiefs


Liam Coltman enters his fifth Super Rugby season for the Highlanders in 2015 and is an impressive athlete, whether playing at prop or his preferred position of hooker. After being elevated from the Wider Training Group in 2013, Coltman has shown himself to be a powerful and abrasive hooker with great commitment and work ethic. He was awarded for his work in the 2014 season by earning a place in the All Blacks Wider Training Group in May and while ultimately not making an appearance, his time in the world-champion environment proved to be immeasurable experience for the young forward's ongoing development. The 26-year-old was also a member of the New Zealand U20 team that retained the world title in 2010. When not playing rugby, Coltman enjoys surfing, fishing and hunting and rarely wears long pants, even during the cold Dunedin winters.

What is your first rugby memory?

Playing for Grey Valley on the West Coast
What is your best rugby moment to date? Making the All Blacks squad
Who is your favourite rugby player? Sean Fitzpatrick
What do you like to do for relaxation? Fish, hunt and surf
What is your favourite food? Chocolate
If you weren't a rugby player, what would you be doing? Surfing
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? It's a huge honour and a privilage