Andrew Hore

ALL BLACK: 2002-2013

Andrew Keith Hore (born 13 September 1978) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He played for the All Blacks between 2002 and 2013. His position was hooker.

He notably played for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby, but also represented the Highlanders and the Crusaders. When available, he played for Taranaki in the ITM Cup, now known as the Mitre 10 Cup.

Hore retired from international rugby after playing Ireland during the 2013 All Black Northern Hemisphere tour, with a total of 83 test caps to his name.In 2008 Hore received the Kelvin Tremain Trophy for Rugby player of the year.

TM/Mitre 10 Cup Hore debuted for Otago in 1998, and in 2001 shifted to Taranaki; in 2014 Hore made his debut for Southland. In 2016 he made a comeback and helped Otago in the Mitre 10 Cup final.

Super Rugby Hore made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders in 2001. In 2002 he shifted to the Hurricanes, with whom he made over 100 appearances.

In 2011 he was controversially released from the Hurricanes by coach Mark Hammett and joined the Highlanders in 2012. He was named Super Rugby Player of the Year and received the Kelvin Tremain New Zealand rugby player of the year in 2008.

In 2011 he was selected for the All Blacks 2011 Rugby World Cup squad. In the final pool match of the tournament, he was selected to captain the side against Canada when both Richie McCaw and Dan Carter were injured and unable to play.

Hore retired after the 2013 match against Ireland, in this match the All Blacks succeeded going an entire calendar year without being defeated, a feat which hasn’t been managed since the dawn of the professional era. Although in 2014 he was selected by Dean Ryan to play in the Barbarians squad.