One-Test All Black Dominic Bird looks to build on a promising first season at the Gallagher Chiefs. The former Crusader had a strong ITM Cup season winning the ITM Cup Premiership with Canterbury for the second consecutive season.
Bird is set to compliment the Gallagher Chiefs strong forward pack alongside his 2011 New Zealand Under 20’s IRB Junior World Championship winning team mates Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane.
Full birth date and place of birth
9.4.91 in Waipukurau
What representative teams have you been a part of (including high-school 1st fifteen)?
Central Hawke’s Bay College 1st XV, Hawkes Bay U16s, U18s and U20s teams. Canterbury U21s, Crusaders, All Blacks
What primary school(s) did you go to?
St Josephs in Waipukurau and Hereworth
What high school(s) did you go to?
Central Hawke’s Bay College
Favourite subject at school?
How many siblings do you have?
Any trades or university qualifications?
Who was your favourite player growing up?
Who is your favourite non-rugby sportsperson or sports team?
Favourite band or musician?
What do you eat for breakfast on game day?
Fantasy dinner party: Who would be your top three dinner guests (dead or alive)?
Lee Hart, Dai Henwood and Choppa
What do you do for fun away from rugby?
Best holiday destination?
Pink Palace Greece
What would you eat for your last ever meal?
An interesting fact about you?
What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?
What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?
Proving to myself and my teammates that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win the Investec Super Rugby title.