Ash Dixon
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Ash Dixon

Ash Dixon
Full nameAshley Lyonal Dixon
Date of birth (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 (age 32)
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb; 16 st 1 lb)
SchoolChristchurch Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Hawke's Bay, Highlanders
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008- Hawke's Bay 106 (80)
2010-2011 Auckland 23 (0)
2013-2014 Hurricanes 15 (5)
2015- Highlanders 87 (35)
2018 Panasonic Wild Knights 4 (0)
Correct as of 5 September 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008 New Zealand U20 5 (0)
2013- M?ori All Blacks 16 (20)
2020 North Island 1 (5)
Correct as of 5 September 2020

Ashley Lyonal Dixon (born 1 September 1988) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the hooker position for the Super Rugby franchise the Highlanders and Hawke's Bay[1] in the ITM Cup. Dixon has formerly played for the Blues[2] and Auckland.[3]

Early career

Dixon was a 2006 New Zealand Secondary Schools representative and Canterbury age-group rep through to Under-19 level and has also won the World Cup with both the New Zealand Under-19s and Under-20s.

Domestic career

Dixon started his career with Hawke's Bay playing 21 matches for the province from 2008 to 2009 before shifting north to further his career with Auckland. The move paid off after he was awarded a wider training group contract with the Blues for the 2010 Super 14 competition.

After being a part of the Blues Wider Training Group in 2010, Dixon was the promoted to the senior side for the 2011 Super Rugby season.

In 2012 Dixon moved back to Hawke's Bay ahead of the 2012 season, and some solid displays for the Magpies saw him named in the Hurricanes Wider Training Group for the 2013 Super Rugby season.[4]

New Zealand M?ori

On 25 October 2016 Dixon was named Captain of the New Zealand M?ori for their Northern hemisphere tour.[5] Ahead of their game against Munster in Thomond Park in Limerick, he presented a M?ori jersey with the initials of the recently deceased Anthony Foley to Foley's sons.

In 2020, Dixon was awarded the Tom French Cup for M?ori rugby player of the year.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Ash Dixon Hawke's Bay Magpies Player Profile". Archived from the original on 6 September 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Ash Dixon Blues Player Profile". Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Ash Dixon Auckland Profile". Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Investec Super Rugby Wider Training Groups named". Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Maori All Blacks squad named for northern tour". Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "All Blacks captain Sam Cane ends tough year with top NZ Rugby award for 2020". Stuff.co.nz. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 2021.

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