Gary Seear

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Gary Seear
Birth name Gary Alan Seear
Date of birth (1952-02-19)19 February 1952
Place of birth Dunedin, New Zealand
Date of death 8 February 2018(2018-02-08) (aged 65)
Place of death Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 97 kg (214 lb)
School Bayfield High School
Occupation(s) Property sales consultant
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight
All Black No. 748
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1971–1982 Otago 119 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
New Zealand Colts
New Zealand Juniors
New Zealand


Gary Alan Seear (19 February 1952 – 8 February 2018)[1] was a New Zealand rugby union player. A number eight later in his career, Seear made his debut for Otago as a 19-year-old as a lock.[2] He captained the 1974 Junior All Blacks.[3] Seear toured South Africa with the 1976 All Blacks but did not make an appearance until the following year where he played at number eight in two tests in France. He made further appearances in the 1978 home series against the Wallabies, the 1979 French tourists side, four more internationals in Britain and the sole test in Australia in 1979.[3] He played in Italy for the Fracasso San Dona club during the 1979 season.[3] He later worked as a commercial property sales consultant for worldwide real estate firm Colliers International in Christchurch.


  1. ^ "Rugby: Former All Black forward Gary Seear passes away". NZ Herald. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ Knight, Lindsay. "Gary Seear". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Chester, Rod; McMillan, Neville; Palenski, Ron (1987). The Encyclopedia of New Zealand Rugby. Auckland, New Zealand: Moa Publications. p. 146. ISBN 0-908570-16-3.

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