New Zealand


"When you pull on the black jersey and run out with your mates, it’s the best time of the week. Times have changed but I still get a massive kick out of pulling on that jersey."

Caps for New Zealand


Date Capped



New Zealand


Loose Forward (8)

100 Test Cap Stadium

Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand


British & Irish Lions

Kieran Read

Kieran Read made his All Blacks debut in 2008 and has since won the Rugby World Cup on two occasions; he is one of just 20 players to have won the title twice.
The IRB Player of the Year in 2013, Read has had the distinct honour of captaining New Zealand 43 times to date. He has scored 25 tries during his international career, making him the most prolific international forward currently playing the sport.
Read has won 118 caps for the All Blacks, putting him third on the nation’s all time most capped list. He is set to retire from international duty after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.