3G – Goats Gone Grazing is to help us keep up with what’s happening for former Goats now plying their trade overseas and in the news. We take pride in the achievements of all of our Goats & Impala players. This is where we can track what those that have moved on from the club are now up to. Especially in rugby involvement.
It is based off stored google searches so sometimes the stories don’t feature much content about the player we’re interested in, but we usually post them anyway! If you’ve noticed a player that’s hitting the headlines overseas that we don’t have included, then please let us know [email protected]
Let us know what you think! If there’s enough interest we might extend this to Goats playing Super Rugby for the Men and Farrah Palmer Cup for the Women.
Luke played halfback for OBU between 2013 & 2015
He was part of the Jubilee cup winning team of 2015. Since then Luke has been playing for Te Puke Sports and has become a regular in the Bay of Plenty ITM cup squad. He is now listed to play for the China Lions along with several other BOP players past and present.
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Matt played 1st 5 for OBU Colts Green in 2016
He is now playing league back in Ireland and has been selected in the squad to play the Kiwis at the League World Cup
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Brynn had a short stint with OBU in 2011
Eric played for OBU in 2012
He had the nickname ‘The Big Easy’. A good bloke to have around on or off the paddock, he made a great contribution to the club during that time.
While he was with OBU he had a few matches for Manawatu in our domestic competition.
He still plays for the USA Eagles, debuting in 2011 and going on to play in the world cup. He must have liked what he saw in 2011 to come to OBU the following year from the Las Vegas Blackjacks. He has had stints in the UK for London Scottish and Newcastle Falcons before a brief return to the US with the Sacramento Express. He is now playing in France for RC Vannes.
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Jimmy played for OBU until 2008
He then headed over to the UK to play for the Newcastle Falcons. During that time he played for The Hurricanes, the Blues, NZ Secondary Schools, NZ Universities, and was a World Cup Under 21 winner.
Jimmy was raised in Taranaki and came through the NPOB High School
Michael played for OBU in 2008
Michael came to us from Wellington College in 2008. He was a 1st 5 with a deadly boot. After that he went to the Blues for a stint then off to the states to college.
Hobbsy is the son of OBU and NZ Rugby legend Jock Hobbs who passed to soon.
Since rugby Hobbsy has been continuing his studies with the occasional side project for charity especially in Africa raising funds to build a school
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TJ was part of the team from 2008-2010
This included the last time we won won the Hardham Cup in 2009 played at the Stadium. He came through Wellington College and now plays for London Irish and Samoa.
He was also in the Wellington Academy for 3 years, played for the Highlanders and Otago and was in NZ the Secondary Schools team in 2007.
Conrad played for Obu from 200? to 2011
Conrad needs no introduction does he really?
Lima played for OBU in 2010-13
Lima came to OBU in 2010 from Wellington College with a couple of his mates Titapu Pairama-Lewington and Hanipale Galo covering Jerseys 10 out to 13. He was part of the NZ team that retained the Junior world title in 2011. He played a season for Wellington before switching to Dunedin and playing for the Highlanders for several years, and of course the All Blacks.
Lima has started a podcast which you can find your favourite format and take a listen here…
Danny played for OBU in 2015.
He then went back to Auckland and has played for the NPC team. Danny managed to fit in a stint playing for Samoa on the sevens circuit. He is now playing in the American Major League Rugby.
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The following is a list of all ex OBU players included in the google search.
It is sorted alphabetically on surname. The list includes names of anyone who might do something interesting in rugby on or off-field and some who might do interesting things outside rugby too. e.g. Luke Fiso competing abroad in crossfit international competitions.
For the most part anything that is returned in a search is added without any analysis unless it is not rugby related in which case we’ll just make a call if the news item is interesting enough to add!
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