|Date of birth||17 February 1993|
|Place of birth||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||109 kg (240 lb; 17 st 2 lb)|
|School||Christchurch Boys' High School|
|Notable relative(s)||Blair Prinsep (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
Reed Prinsep (born 17 February 1993) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a loose forward for Canterbury in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and for the Hurricanes in the international Super Rugby competition.
Born and raised in Canterbury, Prinsep attended and played rugby at the famous Christchurch Boys' High School before going on to study law and commerce at the University of Canterbury. During this time he was involved with both Canterbury and the Crusaders youth structures, being named as Canterbury Colts player of the year in 2014 and also being a member of the Crusaders Academy and the Crusaders Knights development side.
Prinsep was a member of Canterbury's wider training group in 2014 and made 2 appearances before gaining a full contract in 2015. He played 11 times that season to help Canterbury regain their Premiership title and went onto make a further 11 appearances the following season as Canterbury were crowned champions for an 8th time in 9 seasons. In the 2020 season, Prinsep became captain of the Canterbury team.
Excellent form for Canterbury meant that it was a surprise that he was unable to earn a Super Rugby contract in 2016. He did train as part of the Crusaders' wider training group during the season and made his Super Rugby debut as a substitute in a match at home to the Chiefs.
Subsequent excellent performances for Canterbury during the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup saw him signed up on a 2-year deal by defending Super Rugby champions, the Hurricanes ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
Prinsep was named in the M?ori All Blacks squad for their northern hemisphere tour in November 2016. He debuted in the number 6 jersey in a 27-14 defeat to Munster on 11 November 2016, playing the full 80 minutes with the exception of a 10-minute spell in the sin-bin for a yellow card offence in the 30th minute. One week later he played the second half as a replacement for Shane Christie as the M?ori overcame Harlequins by a score of 26-10.