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Ash Dixon started the 2013 season in the Hurricanes Wider Group, but ended it as the side's incumbent hooker following injuries to Dane Coles and Motu Matu'u. Dixon made nine appearances, including starting six of the last seven matches.
He proved a reliable back-up in 2014, before transferring south to the Highlanders for 2015.
Dixon came to the Hurricanes as a Wider Training Squad member in 2012 having had Super Rugby experience with the Blues, having been a Blues Wider Training Group member in 2010 and a full Blues player in 2011.
From Canterbury, Dixon was a Dixon was a 2006 New Zealand Secondary Schools representative and Canterbury age-group representative through to Under-19 level. He is also a former NZ U19 and U20 World Cup winner.
He moved north to Hawke's Bay and played 21 matches for the Magpies in 2008 and 2009 before moving to Auckland. He moved back to Hawke's Bay in 2012.
Dixon was named co-captain of the 2018 Highlanders along with All Black Ben Smith.