Famous New Zealander Rugby Players

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 1 Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu.
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Famous As: Rugby Player
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand
Died: November 18, 2015

Jonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player whose dominance on the field had a huge impact on the game. Considered the first global superstar of rugby, Jonah Lomu proved to be a crowd-puller. In 2007, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.

 2 Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams.
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Famous As: Boxer, Rugby Player
Birthdate: August 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Auckland

Sonny Bill Williams is a New Zealand boxer. Interestingly, he played professional rugby union and rugby league before turning his attention towards boxing. A very successful sportsperson, Williams has won several Rugby World Cups. He also represented New Zealand as a rugby player at the 2016 Olympics.

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 3 Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw.
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Famous As: Rugby player
Birthdate: December 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oamaru, New Zealand

 4 Beauden Barrett

Beauden Barrett.
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: May 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Plymouth

 5 Julian Savea

Julian Savea.
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington

 6 Dan Carter

Dan Carter
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Famous As: Rugby player
Birthdate: March 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeston, New Zealand

 7 Kieran Read

Kieran Read
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Auckland
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 8 Quade Cooper

Quade Cooper
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Famous As: Rugby union player, Boxer
Birthdate: April 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokoroa

 9 Sam Whitelock

Sam Whitelock
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palmerston North

 10 Ben Smith

Ben Smith
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Famous As: rugby union player
Birthdate: June 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dunedin

 11 Brodie Retallick

Brodie Retallick
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waimakariri District

 12 TJ Perenara

TJ Perenara
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Porirua

 13 Ardie Savea

Ardie Savea
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington

 14 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
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Famous As: rugby league player
Birthdate: May 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Apia

 15 Israel Dagg

Israel Dagg
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rangitikei District

 16 Gareth Anscombe

Gareth Anscombe
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Famous As: rugby union player
Birthdate: May 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auckland

 17 Brad Thorn

Brad Thorn
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dunedin

 18 Colin Earl Meads

Colin Earl Meads
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, New Zealand
Died: August 20, 2017

 19 Conrad Smith

Conrad Smith
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hawera

 20 Sam Cane

Sam Cane
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rotorua

 21 Aaron Cruden

Aaron Cruden
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palmerston North

 22 Charles Piutau

Charles Piutau
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Auckland

 23 Dane Coles

Dane Coles
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paraparaumu

 24 Graham Henry

Graham Henry
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Famous As: Association football player, Cricketer, Rugby union player, Rugby union coach
Birthdate: June 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Christchurch

 25 Sean Maitland

Sean Maitland
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tokoroa

 26 Piri Weepu

Piri Weepu
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lower Hutt

 27 Owen Franks

Owen Franks
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Motueka

 28 Sean Fitzpatrick

Sean Fitzpatrick
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Famous As: Rugby Union Player
Birthdate: June 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 29 Keven Mealamu

Keven Mealamu
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokoroa

 30 Ali Williams

Ali Williams
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: April 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auckland

 31 Liam Messam

Liam Messam
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blenheim

 32 Ben Tameifuna

Ben Tameifuna
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland

 33 John Kirwan

John Kirwan
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Famous As: rugby league player, rugby union player, rugby union coach
Birthdate: December 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Auckland

 34 Codie Taylor

Codie Taylor
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Levin

 35 Colin Slade

Colin Slade
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christchurch

 36 Cory Jane

Cory Jane
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lower Hutt

 37 Luke Whitelock

Luke Whitelock
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Zealand

 38 Victor Vito

Victor Vito
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Famous As: rugby union player
Birthdate: March 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wellington

 39 Wyatt Crockett

Wyatt Crockett
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Christchurch

 40 Richard Kahui

Richard Kahui
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokoroa

 41 Martin Taupau

Martin Taupau
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Famous As: Rugby league player
Birthdate: February 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland

 42 Tawera Kerr-Barlow

Tawera Kerr-Barlow
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne

 43 Charlie Faumuina

Charlie Faumuina
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland

 44 Nick Evans

Nick Evans
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Famous As: Australian rules footballer, rugby union player
Birthdate: August 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Auckland

 45 Nick Williams

Nick Williams
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Famous As: rugby union player
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Auckland

 46 David Edward Kirk

David Edward Kirk
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Famous As: Rugby player
Birthdate: October 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 47 Joe Moody

Joe Moody
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 48 George Whitelock

George Whitelock
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palmerston North

 49 Dean Mumm

Dean Mumm
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Auckland

 50 Luke Romano

Luke Romano
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nelson