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Byron Kelleher
New Zealand
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Full name Byron Terrance Kelleher
Born December 3, 1976, Dunedin
Current age 38 years 23 days
Major teams Barbarians, Chiefs, Stade Français, Toulouse, New Zealand
Position Scrum-half
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 210 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1999-2007 57 35 22 40 8 0 0 0 46 11 0 80.70
Bledisloe Cup 1999-2007 10 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 50.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2007 8 5 3 15 3 0 0 0 5 3 0 62.50
The Rugby Championship 1999-2007 19 9 10 0 0 0 0 0 11 8 0 57.89

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Samoa at North Shore City, Jun 18, 1999 match details
Last Test France v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Oct 6, 2007 match details
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Profile

All Black scrum-half Byron Kelleher played for Otago in the NPC and then Highlanders in the Super 14 before heading north in 2004 to sign for Waikato and the Chiefs.

The combative scrum-half enjoyed a decorated career with the All Blacks, making his debut in 1999 against Samoa before scoring his first-try for his country four games later against Tonga.

After featuring in the 1999 World Cup, Kelleher went on to appear in two further tournaments, in 2003 and 2007.

Following the 2007 World Cup Kelleher was due to play for Agen but due to the side being relegated to Pro D2, his contract was cancelled. He instead signed for Top 14 side Toulouse and enjoyed four seasons with the French champions, notably taking the 2008 domestic title and 2010 Heineken Cup.

Despite signing a pre-contract agreement with Bayonne for the 2011-12 season, Kelleher and the club mutually agreed to rip up this agreement. In June, Stade Francais announced Kelleher as their new scrum-half.

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Dec 10, 2010
Toulouse scrum-half Byron Kelleher pierces the Glasgow defence
Toulouse scrum-half Byron Kelleher pierces the Glasgow defence
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Dec 4, 2010
Clermont's Morgan Parra is wrapped up by Byron Kelleher
Clermont's Morgan Parra is wrapped up by Byron Kelleher
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Oct 10, 2010
Toulouse scrum-half Byron Kelleher snipes from a ruck
Toulouse scrum-half Byron Kelleher snipes from a ruck
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Oct 10, 2010
Wasps' Andy Powell is caught by Toulouse's Byron Kelleher
Wasps' Andy Powell is caught by Toulouse's Byron Kelleher
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