Tom Sanders (rugby union)

Tom Sanders (rugby union)

Tom Sanders
Personal information
Full name Tom Sanders
Born (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994
Little River, New Zealand
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
School(s) attended Lincoln High School
University Lincoln University
Club information
Playing position Loose Forward
Current club Canterbury / Chiefs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2014– Canterbury 18 (20)
2016– Chiefs ()
Representative team(s)
2014 New Zealand Under-20 ()

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 26 October 2015.

† Appearances (Points).

Tom Sanders (born 5 February 1994) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a loose forward for Canterbury in the ITM Cup.[1][2][3]


Sanders started out his senior career with Canterbury during the 2014 ITM Cup making his debut against Auckland in Week 1 of the competition. He had to settle for a place on the replacements bench most weeks but did come on to good effect and scored 3 tries in 8 appearances during the season.[2] His displays didn't go unnoticed and he was named as a member of the Crusaders wider training group for the 2015 Super Rugby season.[4]

International Career

Sanders represented New Zealand Under 20 at the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in his home country.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Tom Sanders Canterbury Player Profile". Canterbury Rugby. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Tom Sanders Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tom Sanders ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Crusaders 2015 Squad Naming" (PDF). All Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tom Sanders New Zealand Under 20 Player Profile". All Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "NZU20 squad named for IRB JWC2014". All 23 April 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.