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Reuben Thorne
New Zealand
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Full name Reuben David Thorne
Born January 2, 1975, Burwood
Current age 39 years 326 days
Major teams Canterbury, Crusaders, New Zealand
Position Flanker, Lock
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 238 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1999-2007 50 47 3 25 5 0 0 0 42 8 0 84.00
Bledisloe Cup 2000-2003 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 50.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2007 14 14 0 10 2 0 0 0 11 3 0 78.57
The Rugby Championship 1999-2007 15 13 2 5 1 0 0 0 12 3 0 80.00

Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Pretoria, Aug 7, 1999 match details
Last Test New Zealand v Romania at Toulouse, Sep 29, 2007 match details
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Profile

Thorne's career contained many notable high points, with his leadership skills seeing him take the reins of both the Crusaders and New Zealand. In Super Rugby he won titles in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008, captaining the franchise to an unbeaten season in 2002. At international level he played at three World Cups on his way to winning 50 Test caps for the All Blacks, captaining them to Tri-Nations titles in 2002 and 2003 and also helping to break the Australian stranglehold on the Bledisloe Cup. In 2008, following the Crusaders' Super 14 final win over the Waratahs, he took up a contract in Japan.

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May 31, 2008
Crusaders celebrate with 2008 Super 14 trophy
Crusaders celebrate with 2008 Super 14 trophy
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Aug 9, 2003
Reuben Thorne is stopped by Juan Smith
Reuben Thorne is stopped by Juan Smith
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Aug 20, 2002
All Blacks skipper Reuben Thorne with the Tri-Nations silverware
All Blacks skipper Reuben Thorne with the Tri-Nations silverware
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May 25, 2002
The Crusaders celebrate their 2002 Super Rugby triumph
The Crusaders celebrate their 2002 Super Rugby triumph
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