Hosea Gear

Hosea Gear

Hosea Gear
Gear in 2013
Full name Hosea Emiliano Gear
Date of birth (1984-03-16) 16 March 1984
Place of birth Gisborne, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
School Gisborne Boys' High School
University Victoria University of Wellington
Notable relative(s) Rico Gear (brother)
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
New Zealand No. 1079
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Hutt Old Boys Marist RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Honda Heat
30 (50)
correct as of 9 May 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Poverty Bay
North Harbour


correct as of 4 November 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 15 July 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Junior All Blacks
New Zealand Maori
New Zealand
correct as of 18 November 2012.

Hosea Gear (born 16 March 1984) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays for Toulouse in the Top 14 as a wing. He has also played 14 international matches for New Zealand.


The younger brother of Rico Gear, he was born in Gisborne, New Zealand, where he attended Gisborne Boys' High School. He is of the Ngati Porou Iwi.


He currently holds the record for most tries in a provincial season with 14 in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup. He has played for the New Zealand Maori. After his outstanding performance for Wellington in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup, he was chosen for the All Blacks to tour Hong Kong and Europe on 26 October 2008 and made his debut against Australia in the Bledisloe Cup on 1 November. In 2010 Gear made his Rugby Sevens debut in the 2010 Commonwealth Games for New Zealand and was chosen for the All Blacks end of year tour. After an injury to Cory Jane, Gear was given a starting spot against England, a game in which he scored the first try. The following week vs Scotland Gear once again scored the first try and then went on later to score another in the All Blacks 49–3 win. Again Gear scored the first Try in the All Blacks vs Wales game, also going on to score another to top off a great international year.

After a string of injuries to the All Black's Rugby World Cup 2011 squad, Gear was called up prior to the semi final match against the Wallabies. However, he was not named in the twenty-two man team to play the match. He received a World Cup winner's medal after the final which New Zealand won 8–7, but he was not in the match-day 22.

External links

  • Highlanders profile
  • All Blacks profile