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Shontayne Hape
England
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Full name Shontayne Edward Hape
Born January 30, 1981, Auckland
Current age 33 years 324 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, London Irish, Montpellier, England
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 224 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2011 13 13 0 10 2 0 0 0 8 5 0 61.53
Five/Six Nations 2011-2011 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 1 1 0 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Perth, Jun 12, 2010 match details
Last Test England v Georgia at Dunedin, Sep 18, 2011 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2008-2012 51 47 4 35 7 0 0 0 26 22 3 53.92
Bath Rugby 2008-2011 46 42 4 25 5 0 0 0 25 19 2 56.52
London Irish 2011-2012 5 5 0 10 2 0 0 0 1 3 1 30.00
Profile

Hape began his career with New Zealand Warriors in the NRL, making the switch to England with Bradford Bulls in 2003. He was a great success in Super League and won his first international cap for New Zealand in the 2004 Tri-Nations.

While his time in Bradford was interrupted by several injuries, including a serious knee problem, he remained a favourite of the fans and was voted as a member of their 'Team of the Century' in 2007. In 2008 he announced that he would be switching codes to join Guinness Premiership side Bath.

Hape's introduction into union was slow, but as his experience grew his quick feet made him a potent weapon in the Bath midfield. After a strong start to the season for the west country side in 2009-10, he was called into the England squad for the Six Nations after qualifying through residency. While illness meant that a Test bow eluded him during the tournament, he was recalled for England's summer tour to Australia and was named in the side for the first Test in Perth. Hape tasted defeat on his international bow in union but, after retaining his place in Martin Johnson's starting line-up, he was on the winning side a week later as England upset the Wallabies in Sydney.

Hape held on to the No.12 jersey for all four of his adopted nation's November Tests and was also included in the squad for the 2011 Six Nations. Hape started every game of the 2011 Six Nations and in February announced he would move to London Irish for the 2011-12 season. In June 2011, Hape was included in England's 45-man training squad for the World Cup.

Hape made the final 30-man squad but made just one appearance as Manu Tuilagi and Mike Tindall, and laterly Toby Flood, were preferred in midfield.

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Dec 27, 2011
London Irish's Shontayne Hape drives into the Exeter defence
London Irish's Shontayne Hape drives into the Exeter defence
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Dec 27, 2011
London Irish's Shontayne Hape drives into the Exeter defence
London Irish's Shontayne Hape drives into the Exeter defence
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Nov 12, 2011
London Irish's Shontayne Hape is shown a yellow card
London Irish's Shontayne Hape is shown a yellow card
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Sep 18, 2011
England's Chris Ashton scores his second and his side's sixth try
England's Chris Ashton scores his second and his side's sixth try
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