1999 - Otago Highlanders Squad
Anton Oliver

Born - 9. 9. 75 at Invercargill
Physical - 1.85 m ; 113 kg
Position - Hooker
School - Marlborough Boys College ; Otago University
NPC Team - Otago
First Class Career - 101 games, 18 tries
Super 12 Career - 32 games, 2 tries
Test Career - 8 games


There has been a natural progression to his game since first playing for Marlborough as a 17 year old school boy - it was a matter of  "when" he would be an All Black. Is one of three recent All Blacks hookers whose fathers had also been All Blacks viz. Andy Dalton, Sean Fitzpatrick and Oliver.

Most Difficult Opponent - Mountainbike White
Most Difficult Opposing Team  - Auckland
Most Respected Players- Arran Pene
Favourite Rugby Memory - Playing for Otago
Funniest Rugby Memory - Seeing Taine Randell with his top off
Biggest Disappointment in Rugby - Losing final 1995
Best Countries Visited - Australia
Biggest Influences on Career - Flatmates
Other sports and leisure interests - Pool at Gardies, Cards, Reading
Favourite book  - Shogun
Favourite film - Shorshank Redemption
Favourite TV Programme - Seinfeld, Star Trek, Simpsons
Favourite Music - Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Reggae
Favourite Food - Anything
Favourite Restaurants - Poppas Pizzas
Personal Goals - To be successful
Sportsperson most admired - Mohamed Ali
Person you would most like to meet - The "Worm" Dennis Rodman


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