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Dane Coles

Hooker

Bio

Hurricanes centurion Dane Coles debuted against the Waratahs in 2009. He captained the Hurricanes to their first Super Rugby title in 2016, and that same year was a nominee for the New Zealand and World Rugby Player of the Year awards.   

Coles, who is a loyal and passionate Club man, played up his 100th cap in the semi-final against the Lions in Johannesburg in 2017 and has since gone onto play 128 games for the Club, making him the most capped Hurricanes Forward and the third most capped player behind his fellow teammates TJ Perenara and Julian Savea.  

The ball-running hooker, often credited with revolutionising his position on the international stage, missed the entire 2018 season after suffering a knee injury on the 2017 All Blacks end-of-year tour but returned to lead the Hurricanes in 2019 before going to his second World Cup. 

Coles signed a contract extension in 2021 which will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2023 season.

 

Player profile

Position
Hooker
Hurricane
148
Height
184
Weight
108
Date of birth
10-12-86
Birthplace
Paraparaumu
Province
Wellington
Nickname
Colesy
Career
2009 - present

Stats

Provincial Teams
Wellington
Provincial Points
85 (17 tries)
Provincial Caps
66
Provincial Debut
2007 v Auckland
Super Rugby Caps
110
Super Rugby Points
90 (18 tries)
Super Rugby Debut
v Waratahs, Wellington, 14/02/09
Test Caps
64
Test Points
55
Test Debut
November 2012 v Scotland in Edinburgh
All Blacks Career
2012 -
Appearances
110