"Sam showed great potential in his debut Super Rugby season. He is a quick, heady outside back with a booming left foot." - The Chiefs
Outside back Sam McNicol enters his third Super Rugby season and his second with the Gallagher Chiefs.
McNicol is a former Hurricanes Development player and New Zealand School’s representative.
Full birth date and place of birth
6.10.95 in Fielding
What representative teams have you been a part of (including high-school 1st fifteen)?
Napier Boys 1st XV, New Zealand Schools, Wellington Lions, Hurricanes
What primary school(s) did you go to?
Reignier Catholic School
What high school(s) did you go to?
Napier Boys High School
Favourite subject at school?
How many siblings do you have?
Any trades or university qualifications?
Studying towards a Health Science degree
Who was your favourite player growing up?
Christian Cullen and Tana Umaga
Who is your favourite non-rugby sportsperson or sports team?
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Favourite band or musician?
What do you eat for breakfast on game day?
Porridge, eggs and baked beans
Fantasy dinner party: Who would be your top three dinner guests (dead or alive)?
Cam Newton, The Rock, LeBron James
What do you do for fun away from rugby?
Enjoy the beach, play PS4 and hang with mates
Best holiday destination?
What would you eat for your last ever meal?
What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?
Try harder during school
What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?
It’s an awesome opportunity to become a professional player, it means plenty of hard work lies ahead.