Rico Gear @ Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village
New Zealand rugby star Rico Gear was born and raised in Gisborne, making his provincial debut in 1997 playing for Poverty Bay. Rico quickly rose
New Zealand rugby star Rico Gear was born and raised in Gisborne, making his provincial debut in 1997 playing for Poverty Bay. Rico quickly rose to success, representing New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 where he won a gold medal alongside legendary players Jonah Lomu, Christian Cullen and Eric Rush.
Rico continued to make his mark on the field, moving on to play for the Blues, Highlanders and Crusaders. In 2004, Rico began his career with the All Blacks, playing a total of 20 matches for the team. During this time, he won three super rugby titles and broke the championship record for the number of tries scored, scoring 15 tries for the Crusaders in the 2005 season.
Rico’s career has included a number of other impressive highlights, including being named Tom French Memorial Māori Player of the Year and Rebel Sport Super 12 Player of the Year in 2005. He has also competed successfully overseas, including three years with the UK Worcester Warriors and four years in Japan.
Join us for a morning with Rico as he shares insight into the highs and lows of his career, what drove him to be an outstanding All Black and life after rugby.
Followed by morning tea this event is not to be missed!
This will be a Covid-safe event and RSVP is essential. Call Jane on 06 863 3639 by Friday 25 November to secure your place.
(Tuesday) 10:00 am
Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village
12 Gwyneth Place, Lytton West, Gisborne