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One of NZ rugby Seven's greatest captains turned solicitor.


Eric started first-class rugby with Auckland as an explosive flanker with more pace than most backs. After transferring to North Harbour he got more regular match play and was switched to the backs in 1992.

Previous experience
He played 29 games for the All Blacks between 1992 and 1996 (including nine test matches). His playing career included over 200 first class matches in which he scored over 100 tries.

He was one of the world's foremost Sevens rugby players. He represented New Zealand at Sevens for 17 years and captained them to a Gold Medal victory at the 1998 Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur, the World Sevens Series Title for six consecutive years, Sevens World Cup championship in 2001, and the Gold Medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

As well as Rugby Union and Sevens, Eric has represented New Zealand at touch rugby, was in the New Zealand U-17 representative volleyball team, and won a light-heavyweight New Zealand boxing title whilst still at school.

Eric attained the Bachelor of Laws degree, and was admitted to the bar as Barrister, with eight years of corporate legal experience.

He is now the Owner/Operator of a Foodstuffs Supermarket.

Career Highlights
• Played 200 First Class games of rugby, scoring 108 first class tries
• Auckland Rugby Representative 1986-1990
• North Harbour Rugby Representative 1991-2000
• NZ Maori All Blacks 1987-1998
• NZ All Black 1992 - 1996 (29 games incl 9 test matches)
• NZ Sevens 1988-2005



  • Rugby Union & League
From the opening line, Eric had us in fits of laughter. It was just the humour we needed and he received a standing ovation. Repco Ltd
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