Full name Tanerau Dylan Latimer
Born May 6, 1986, Te Puke
Current age 30 years 115 days
Major teams Bay of Plenty, Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, New Zealand Maori, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 233 lb
|Test debut||New Zealand v France at Dunedin, Jun 13, 2009 match details|
|Last Test||France v New Zealand at Marseille, Nov 28, 2009 match details|
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Tanerau Latimer won his international debut as cover for influential All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw, stepping in on the openside flank for Tests against France and Italy in 2009.
Latimer had come to prominence in the Super 14 with the Chiefs, helping them to a losing effort in the 2009 final in his third season with the franchise. He graduated to Super Rugby from the ranks of Bay of Plenty.
Following his debut he was included in the All Blacks squad for the 2009 Tri-Nations, deputising for a fit-again McCaw.