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Dane Coles
New Zealand
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Full name Dane Stuart Coles
Born December 10, 1986, Paraparaumu
Current age 27 years 354 days
Major teams Hurricanes, New Zealand Maori, Wellington, New Zealand
Position Hooker
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 238 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2014 27 14 13 10 2 0 0 0 24 2 1 90.74
Bledisloe Cup 2013-2014 5 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 90.00
The Rugby Championship 2013-2014 9 5 4 5 1 0 0 0 7 1 1 83.33

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v New Zealand at Murrayfield, Nov 11, 2012 match details
Last Test Wales v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Nov 22, 2014 match details
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Profile

Dane Coles was called into the All Blacks squad ahead of their tour of the northern hemisphere in 2012.

Raised on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington, Coles played for New Zealand Under 19 in 2005 and New Zealand Under 21 in 2007. He made his provincial debut for Wellington the same year, scoring two tries on debut. He has been in the Hurricanes since 2009 and in 2010 also played for the Maori All Blacks in their triumphant centenary series of matches against the New Zealand Barbarians, Ireland and England.

Coles scored two tries on his provincial debut in 2007 for Wellington and scored a try on his Super Rugby debut against the Waratahs in 2009. He was used mainly as back-up to first-choice hooker Andrew Hore in his first three seasons with the Hurricanes, but took over in the number 2 jersey when Hore joined the Highlanders in 2012.

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Nov 8, 2014
England's Chris Robshaw confronts Dane Coles
England's Chris Robshaw confronts Dane Coles
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Nov 8, 2014
Nigel Owens of Wales issues a yellow card to New Zealand's Dane Coles
Nigel Owens of Wales issues a yellow card to New Zealand's Dane Coles
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Oct 18, 2014
Conrad Smith congratulates Dane Coles for his try
Conrad Smith congratulates Dane Coles for his try
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Sep 2, 2014
New Zealand's Dane Coles takes a cup of hot soup following a wet All Blacks training session
New Zealand's Dane Coles takes a cup of hot soup following a wet All Blacks training session
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