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Tom Willis

Hooker

Born20/04/1979 (37)
Place of BirthDunedin
Height183cm / 6'
Weight104kg / 16st 5lbs
Clubs Hautapu, Southern
Education King's High School, Dunedin, Otago University
Honours New Zealand, New Zealand Colts, New Zealand Schools, New Zealand U19, New Zealand U16
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Tom Willis joined the Dragons on a 2-year deal in the summer of 2008 and was immediately made captain impressing coaching staff with his experience and leadership qualities.

Dunedin-born Willis , who is also a qualified lawyer, had over 60 games experience as player and captain in the Super 14 before making the move to the UK.

On Saturday 8 June 2002 Tom Willis became the 1012nd All Black, starting in a 64-10 win over Italy in Hamilton. He went on to play four more matches for New Zealand that year, but then suffered a run of injuries, culminating in complications following back surgery in 2004 which forced him out of rugby for over a year.

Renowned for his professionalism on and off the pitch, Willis has led by example during his time at Rodney Parade.

In 2011 Tom sustained a fracture dislocation of his thumb in the region's game against Benetton Treviso and in January 2012 was forcd to announce his retirement from rugby. Tom remains one of the Dragons' most influential players with his professionalism and dedication to the team leading him to stay in Wales until the end of the 2011/12 season and offer support to the region's developing hookers.

 

Playing Record

Season P W D L T C P Dg Pts

2008/2009 28 10 0 18 2 0 0 0 10

Matches Played In 2008/2009

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
05/09/2008 Glasgow Warriors HK 0 0 0 0 0
10/09/2008 Scarlets HK 1 0 0 0 5
14/09/2008 Munster HK 0 0 0 0 0
19/09/2008 Ulster HK 0 0 0 0 0
26/09/2008 Edinburgh Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0
11/10/2008 Glasgow Warriors HK 0 0 0 0 0
19/10/2008 Bath Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0
25/10/2008 Gloucester Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
02/11/2008 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0
29/11/2008 Leinster HK 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2008 Stade Toulousain HK 0 0 0 0 0
13/12/2008 Stade Toulousain HK 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2008 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2008 Cardiff Blues HK 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2009 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0
09/01/2009 Glasgow Warriors HK 0 0 0 0 0
18/01/2009 Bath Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
25/01/2009 Glasgow Warriors HK 1 0 0 0 5
22/02/2009 Ulster HK 0 0 0 0 0
07/03/2009 Munster HK 0 0 0 0 0
26/03/2009 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2009 Connacht HK 0 0 0 0 0
26/04/2009 Connacht HK 0 0 0 0 0
30/04/2009 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
06/05/2009 Cardiff Blues HK 0 0 0 0 0
09/05/2009 Edinburgh Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0
16/05/2009 Leinster HK 0 0 0 0 0
29/05/2009 Rugby Calvisano HK 0 0 0 0 0
2009/2010 16 4 1 11 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2009/2010

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
06/09/2009 Ulster HK 0 0 0 0 0
23/10/2009 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0
13/12/2009 Biarritz Olympique PB Rep 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2009 Biarritz Olympique PB Rep 0 0 0 0 0
27/12/2009 Cardiff Blues HK 0 0 0 0 0
31/12/2009 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0
15/01/2010 Glasgow Warriors HK 0 0 0 0 0
24/01/2010 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0
19/02/2010 Ulster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
06/03/2010 Munster HK 0 0 0 0 0
17/03/2010 Connacht HK 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2010 Ospreys HK 0 0 0 0 0
04/04/2010 Glasgow Warriors HK 0 0 0 0 0
18/04/2010 Edinburgh Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0
23/04/2010 Cardiff Blues HK 0 0 0 0 0
07/05/2010 Ospreys HK 0 0 0 0 0
2010/2011 12 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2010/2011

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
24/09/2010 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0
30/10/2010 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
04/11/2010 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0
19/11/2010 Leinster HK 0 0 0 0 0
26/11/2010 Munster HK 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2011 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0
06/01/2011 Connacht HK 0 0 0 0 0
15/01/2011 Stade Toulousain HK 0 0 0 0 0
23/01/2011 Glasgow Warriors HK 0 0 0 0 0
06/02/2011 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0
12/02/2011 Edinburgh Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0
06/05/2011 Ulster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
2011/2012 7 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2011/2012

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
03/09/2011 Munster HK 0 0 0 0 0
09/09/2011 Leinster HK 0 0 0 0 0
17/09/2011 Aironi Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0
23/09/2011 Connacht HK 0 0 0 0 0
30/09/2011 Ulster HK 0 0 0 0 0
07/10/2011 Glasgow Warriors HK 0 0 0 0 0
29/10/2011 Benetton Rugby Treviso HK 0 0 0 0 0
 
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