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Tom Donnelly
New Zealand
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Full name Thomas Joshua Sebastian Donnelly
Born October 1, 1981, Rotorua
Current age 32 years 332 days
Major teams Blues, Crusaders, Highlanders, Junior All Blacks, Montpellier, Otago, New Zealand
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 251 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2010 15 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 93.33
Bledisloe Cup 2009-2010 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 83.33
The Rugby Championship 2009-2010 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Sep 19, 2009 match details
Last Test Ireland v New Zealand at Lansdowne Road, Nov 20, 2010 match details
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Profile

Donnelly made his debut for Otago in 2002 and became a regular member of the side in 2003, fulfilling his early promise.

His appearances in 2004 were restricted by injury, but he caught the eye in 2005 for both the Highlanders and Otago in tandem with All Blacks lock James Ryan. As a result he was selected at lock for the Possibles side in the 2005 All Blacks Trial but did not make the full squad.

The Rotorua-born forward, who failed to earn any honours for New Zealand's age-grade teams, finally gained international recognition with the Junior All Blacks in 2006 and was selected again in 2007.

New Zealand coach Graham Henry finally handed him his first start for New Zealand against Australia in the 2009 Tri-Nations clash in Wellington. His All Blacks bow - at 12 days short of his 28th birthday - made him the fourth oldest debutant of the professional era.

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Mowen leads list of Montpellier signings (Jun 13, 2014) Blues masterclass too much for wayward Reds (May 2, 2014) Donnelly ruled out for Blues with injury (Mar 31, 2014) Kirwan on the search for Retallick replacement (Jan 14, 2014) Tom Donnelly joins Blues from Crusaders (Oct 17, 2013) Tom Donnelly news and articles (20) »
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Aug 27, 2011
Otago's Tom Donnelly claims a lineout
Otago's Tom Donnelly claims a lineout
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Jul 6, 2011
The Highlanders' Tom Donnelly gets to grips with team-mate Jarrad Hoeata
The Highlanders' Tom Donnelly gets to grips with team-mate Jarrad Hoeata
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Jul 31, 2010
New Zealand's Tom Donnelly beats Nathan Sharpe to a lineout
New Zealand's Tom Donnelly beats Nathan Sharpe to a lineout
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Jul 10, 2010
All Blacks lock Tom Donnelly competes for a restart
All Blacks lock Tom Donnelly competes for a restart
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