Michael has performed well in his two seasons with the Chiefs. He is an asset in the squad and we are excited to have him back for 2017. - The Chiefs
Lock Michael Allardice enters his third season with the Gallagher Chiefs.
Michael plays for Hawkes Bay in the Mitre 10 Cup competition and was part of the Gallagher Chiefs team who beat Wales in the historic fixture in 2016.
Allardice is a former New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Universities representative.
Full birth date and place of birth
19.10.91 in Taihape
What representative teams have you been a part of (including high-school 1st fifteen)?
Palmerston North Boys High School 1st XV, Hawke’s Bay Magpies
What primary school(s) did you go to?
South Makirikiri School
What high school(s) did you go to?
Palmerston North Boys High School
Favourite subject at school?
How many siblings do you have?
Any trades or university qualifications?
Bachelor of Commerce with double major in marketing and management
Who was your favourite player growing up?
Who is your favourite non-rugby sportsperson or sports team?
What do you eat for breakfast on game day?
Six weetbix, two poached eggs and baked beans
Fantasy dinner party: Who would be your top three dinner guests (dead or alive)?
Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Meghan Markle
What do you do for fun away from rugby?
Travel to new places
Best holiday destination?
What would you eat for your last ever meal?
Home cooked roast
What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?
Play as many sports as you can
What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?
Having the opportunity to wear a prestigious jersey and represent a proud rugby community is a privilege.