Murray Pierce

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Murray Pierce
Birth nameMurray James Pierce
Date of birth (1957-11-01) 1 November 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth Timaru, New Zealand
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight107 kg (16 st 12 lb; 236 lb)
School Waitaki Boys' High School
Roxburgh District High School
Dunstan High School
Occupation(s)Police officer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
All Black No. 852
Provincial / State sides
- Wellington ()
National team(s)
1984–90 New Zealand 26 (0)

Murray James Pierce (born 1 November 1957) is a former New Zealand rugby union player who played as a lock forward. He won 26 caps for the All Blacks between 1984 and 1989 and played in the victorious New Zealand team at the 1987 Rugby World Cup. Pierce made his debut for the All Blacks in the 1984 tour to Australia and Fiji. In addition to his 26 international test caps, he played 28 additional games for the All Blacks. Pierce was also a sworn member of the New Zealand Police as were a number of other All Blacks of his era, such as John Gallagher. [1]

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  1. Luxford, Bob. "Murray Pierce". New Zealand Rugby Museum. Retrieved 20 July 2013.