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Owen Franks
New Zealand
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Full name Owen Thomas Franks
Born December 23, 1987, Motueka
Current age 26 years 218 days
Major teams Canterbury, Crusaders, New Zealand
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 260 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2014 57 49 8 0 0 0 0 0 50 6 1 88.59
Bledisloe Cup 2009-2013 13 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 1 80.76
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2009-2013 22 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 4 0 81.81

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Italy at Christchurch, Jun 27, 2009 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Jun 21, 2014 match details
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Profile

A mobile, powerful tight-head prop, Owen Franks has become a key member of the All Blacks front-row over the past year.

Franks made his international bow as a replacement against Italy in June 2009, capping his first year of Super 14 rugby with his first All Blacks jersey.

Having followed his brother, Ben, through the ranks at Canterbury and later the Crusaders, he then got his first taste of Tri-Nations competition in a lively performance as a replacement in a victory over Australia at Eden Park the following month.

Franks was sprung from the bench once more against the Springboks before earning his first start in the subsequent Durban clash with the world champions in August. He was included in the end-of-year tour of the northern hemisphere and has gone from strength to strength ever since and went in to the All Blacks' 2011 World Cup campaign on home soil as their first-choice tight-head. He went on to be one of the stand out props of the tournament as the All Blacks prevailed in the final against France.

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Crusaders start Dan Carter, Kieran Read against Blues (Jul 3, 2014) Hurricanes overwhelm hapless Chiefs (May 24, 2014) Goodes replaces Franks for Hurricanes (Apr 16, 2014) All Blacks review French Test in lead up (Nov 15, 2013) Liam Messam preferred to Steve Luatua (Sep 12, 2013) Owen Franks news and articles (26) »
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Jun 8, 2013
New Zealand's Owen Franks, Dane Coles and Wyatt Crockett pack down for a scrum
New Zealand's Owen Franks, Dane Coles and Wyatt Crockett pack down for a scrum
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May 18, 2013
The Crusaders' Owen Franks and Luke Romano tackle the Blues' Tim Perry
The Crusaders' Owen Franks and Luke Romano tackle the Blues' Tim Perry
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Apr 20, 2013
The Crusaders' Owen Franks tackles the Highlanders' Ma'a Nonu
The Crusaders' Owen Franks tackles the Highlanders' Ma'a Nonu
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Apr 5, 2013
Crusaders prop Owen Franks looks to offload
Crusaders prop Owen Franks looks to offload
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