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Dane Coles
New Zealand
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Full name Dane Stuart Coles
Born December 10, 1986, Paraparaumu
Current age 27 years 286 days
Major teams Hurricanes, New Zealand Maori, Wellington, New Zealand
Position Hooker
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 238 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2014 22 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 1 93.18
Bledisloe Cup 2013-2014 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 87.50
The Rugby Championship 2013-2014 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 93.75

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v New Zealand at Murrayfield, Nov 11, 2012 match details
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Sep 13, 2014 match details
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Dane Coles was called into the All Blacks squad ahead of their tour of the northern hemisphere in 2012.

Raised on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington, Coles played for New Zealand Under 19 in 2005 and New Zealand Under 21 in 2007. He made his provincial debut for Wellington the same year, scoring two tries on debut. He has been in the Hurricanes since 2009 and in 2010 also played for the Maori All Blacks in their triumphant centenary series of matches against the New Zealand Barbarians, Ireland and England.

Coles scored two tries on his provincial debut in 2007 for Wellington and scored a try on his Super Rugby debut against the Waratahs in 2009. He was used mainly as back-up to first-choice hooker Andrew Hore in his first three seasons with the Hurricanes, but took over in the number 2 jersey when Hore joined the Highlanders in 2012.

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Sep 2, 2014
New Zealand's Dane Coles takes a cup of hot soup following a wet All Blacks training session
New Zealand's Dane Coles takes a cup of hot soup following a wet All Blacks training session
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Jun 28, 2014
Andy Ellis and Dane Coles enjoy a scuffle
Andy Ellis and Dane Coles enjoy a scuffle
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Sep 14, 2013
South Africa's Francois Louw and New Zealand's Dane Coles go toe-to-toe
South Africa's Francois Louw and New Zealand's Dane Coles go toe-to-toe
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Sep 12, 2013
Dane Coles is tackled by Keven Mealamu and Matt Todd during an All Blacks training session
Dane Coles is tackled by Keven Mealamu and Matt Todd during an All Blacks training session
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