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Sam McNicol
Full Name: Sam McNicol
Team: Chiefs
Position:Outside back
Super Rugby Games:18
Super Rugby Points:10 (2t)
Super Rugby Debut:2015 v Chiefs (for the Hurricanes) at New Plymouth
Province:Hawkes Bay
Provincial Games:49
Provincial Points:5 (1t)
Provincial Debut:2015 v Bay of Plenty at Mt Maunganui


"A versatile back with a booming left boot, we are excited to see Sam further develop in his role in 2018." - The Chiefs

Outside back Sam McNicol enters his fourth Super Rugby season and his third 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.