Charles Riechelmann

Charles Riechelmann
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SNAPSHOT

  • Number: 6
  • Position: Lock, Flanker
  • Born: 26/04/72
  • Height: 190
  • Weight: 107
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 1996 v Wellington
  • Blues Caps: 42
  • Blues Points: 15
  • Breakdown: 3T
  • Test Caps: 6
  • Test Points: 5
  • Test Debut: 1997 v Fiji

The Tongan-born lock and flanker played 10 games for the All Blacks, six being tests. He made the commitment to New Zealand Rugby at an early age, despite offers from Tonga ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The Auckland Grammar School old boy was regionally recognised in 1994, earning a spot on the Auckland NPC squad. In 2001, after a five year stint with the Blues, Riechelmann left to play club rugby in Japan.