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Stephen Donald
Full Name: Stephen Donald
Team: Chiefs
Position:First five-eighth
Super Rugby Games:90
Super Rugby Points:859 (19t, 151c, 153p, 1d)
Super Rugby Debut:2005 v Waratahs in Sydney
Provincial Games:81
Provincial Points:658 (32t, 123c, 83p, 1d)
Provincial Debut:2002 v Auckland (for Counties Manukau) in Pukekohe
Test Caps:23
Test Points:98 (1t, 15c, 21p)
Test Debut:2008 v England in Auckland


Stephen is a seasoned campaigner who brings a wealth of experience to the team and a hunger to perform well. - The Chiefs

Stephen Donald is a Rugby World Cup hero, having kicked the All Blacks to victory in 2011.  The Chiefs stalwart returned to the side in 2016 after a stint playing overseas.  The first five-eighth starts the season with 90 Super Rugby matches for the Chiefs to his name and his experience will be highly valuable.  He returned to ITM cup in 2015 but injury limited his game time with Waikato. 

Full birth date and place of birth
3.12.83 in Waikuku

What representative teams have you been a part of (including high-school 1st fifteen)?

Waiuku and Welsey College 1st XV, Counties Manukau Steelers, Waikato, Chiefs, NZ U21s, Junior All Blacks, All Blacks

What primary school(s) did you go to?
Sandspit Road Primary

What high school(s) did you go to?

Waiuku College and Wesley College

Favourite subject at school?
Social Studies

How many siblings do you have?

1 brother

Any trades or university qualifications?

On the cusp of completing a BMS at Waikato University

Who was your favourite player growing up?

Jeff Wilson

Who is your favourite non-rugby sportsperson or sports team?

Black Caps

Favourite band or musician?


What do you eat for breakfast on game day?

Poached eggs

Fantasy dinner party: Who would be your top three dinner guests (dead or alive)?

Anthony Kiedis, Jennifer Aniston and Will Ferrell

What do you do for fun away from rugby?

Fish and spend time with friends and family

Best holiday destination?


What would you eat for your last ever meal?


What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?

Put on some beef

What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?