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Xavier Rush
New Zealand
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Full name Xavier Joseph Rush
Born July 13, 1977, Auckland
Current age 37 years 136 days
Major teams Barbarians, Cardiff Blues, New Zealand
Position No. 8
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 249 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1998-2004 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 62.50
Bledisloe Cup 1998-2004 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.33
The Rugby Championship 2004-2004 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Aug 29, 1998 match details
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Aug 14, 2004 match details
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Profile

Rush made his debut for Auckland and the Blues in 1997 and progressed to All Black honours a year later, although somewhat prematurely. As a 21-year-old he was drafted in at No.8 in an injury-ravaged selection to face Australia in Sydney and after a difficult bow he drifted from the international scene until 2004, when he won seven further caps. At domestic level he became a reliable, powerful ball-carrier and an inspirational skipper, leading Auckland to the 2002 NPC and the Blues to the 2003 Super 12 title. In 2005 Rush left for Cardiff Blues and became a cult hero in Wales, where his form hit a massive high. In 2010 Rush confirmed his intention to leave the Blues for Ulster, eventually opting to stay in Cardiff after starring in their march to the European Challenge Cup title. Also in 2010 he captained the Barbarians to victory over Ireland, scoring a try.

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Dec 19, 2010
Cardiff Blues' Xavier Rush looks back after being sent off
Cardiff Blues' Xavier Rush looks back after being sent off
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Dec 11, 2010
Xavier Rush tramples over Phil Dowson
Xavier Rush tramples over Phil Dowson
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Oct 9, 2010
Cardiff's Xavier Rush is runs into a two-man tackle
Cardiff's Xavier Rush is runs into a two-man tackle
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Jun 4, 2010
Barbarians skipper Xavier Rush vies with Ireland's Johne Murphy
Barbarians skipper Xavier Rush vies with Ireland's Johne Murphy
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