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Rico Gear
New Zealand
Full name Rico Levi Gear
Born February 26, 1978, Gisborne
Current age 36 years 148 days
Major teams Barbarians, Crusaders, New Zealand Maori, Worcester Warriors, New Zealand
Position Wing, Centre
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 213 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2007 19 16 3 55 11 0 0 0 16 3 0 84.21
Bledisloe Cup 2005-2007 4 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00
The Rugby Championship 2005-2007 8 7 1 15 3 0 0 0 5 3 0 62.50

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Pacific Islanders at North Shore City, Jul 10, 2004 match details
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jun 30, 2007 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 2007-2010 42 33 9 30 6 0 0 0 11 25 6 33.33
Worcester Warriors 2007-2010 42 33 9 30 6 0 0 0 11 25 6 33.33
Profile

Rico Gear travelled to the 1998 Commonwealth Games with New Zealand as a fresh-faced 20-year-old who had yet to make a single appearance in the then Super 12. His inclusion in Gordon Tietjens' squad for the inaugural Rugby Sevens event was arguably the making of him.

The following year he made his Super Rugby bow with Auckland and, after spending a few seasons learning his trade, he was handed his All Blacks debut in 2004. The next three years were to be the most fruitful of Gear's career, with the incredibly quick winger notching 11 tries in just 19 appearances for his country.

During that period he also helped the Crusaders to back-to-back Super 12 titles, in 2005 and 2006 before leaving his homeland to join Worcester Warriors in England after being omitted from the All Blacks squad for the 2007 World Cup in France. Following the Warriors' relegation from the top flight in 2010, Gear joined Japan's Kintetsu Liners, for whom he still plays.

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Apr 2, 2010
Sale wing Mark Cueto scraps with Rico Gear for a loose ball
Sale wing Mark Cueto scraps with Rico Gear for a loose ball
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Jan 30, 2010
Worcester's Rico Gear exploits a gap in the Gloucester defence
Worcester's Rico Gear exploits a gap in the Gloucester defence
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May 2, 2009
Worcester's Rico Gear is felled by Bourgoin's Matias Viazzo
Worcester's Rico Gear is felled by Bourgoin's Matias Viazzo
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May 2, 2009
Worcester fullback Rico Gear is tackled
Worcester fullback Rico Gear is tackled
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