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Kieran Read, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to rugby

Kieran Read, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to rugby

Kieran Read played for the All Blacks for 11 years, including 52 test matches as Captain. He has made 156 appearances for the Crusaders, scoring 125 points, and was Captain from 2014 to 2016.

He played in the 2008, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Championship winning Crusaders teams. He is the third-most capped All Blacks player in history, with 128 test caps.

His 19 consecutive wins as Captain are a world record and he is one of only 20 players to have won multiple Rugby World Cups, winning in 2011 and 2015. He also captained the All Blacks to a Bronze medal at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Mr Read has been an Ambassador for the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust and the Child Cancer Foundation and has assisted with other charities.

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