Anton Oliver

As of May 15, 2008 National: October 6, 2007

Anton David Oliver ( born September 9, 1975 in Invercargill ) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He played on the position of the Haklers. From 1997 to 2007 he was a national player.

Oliver's last stop was after the botched 2007 Rugby World Cup and his departure from New Zealand of RC Toulon, who had just missed the resurgence in the French Top 14 and still took a lot of attention because it great rugby veterans like Tana Umaga and George Gregan for could commit the time after the Rugby World Cup. He managed the team's promotion to the Top 14 and declared after the end of the 2007/2008 season his retirement from active rugby. Previously, he played for the Highlanders in the Super 14 and for Otago in the Air New Zealand Cup. He was the first New Zealand player who ran aground in 100 Super Rugby games.

College and university time

Oliver was born in Invercargill and went to the Marlborough Boys College. He made his debut in 1993 in the province of rugby for Marlborough Nelson Bays against. He also represented the NZ Secondary Schools and the New Zealand U-19 in the same year. In 1994 he represented the U -19 and U -21, and for the next two years, the U- 21st He moved in 1994 to Dunedin to study at the University of Otago, and made ​​his debut for Otago.

All Blacks

1997, at the age of 21 years, Oliver made ​​his debut for the national team against Fiji. He scored a total of 15 international match points ( 3 tries ).

Oliver was the first son of a former player and captain captain himself, when he got in 2001 the office of the captain of the All Blacks. Father Frank Oliver led the All Blacks in 1978.

In his book " Anton Oliver, inside" (2005) he spoke openly about the excessive drinking party, have held the draw for the All Blacks. In this book, he spoke without shame, like a letter from a young fan, brought him to think about his rowdy behavior, and praises Wayne Smith and Andrew Martin that they then brought the All Blacks again, " where they belong ".

Oliver is a patron of the Coalition for Open Government.