Player Profile

Ngati Porou East Coast

1212 Hosea Gear

Birthday March 16, 1984
Height 188
Weight 104
Birthplace Gisborne, New Zealand
Previous Clubs Poverty Bay, North Harbour, Hurricanes, Wellington, Highlanders, Toulouse, Chiefs, Clermont, Lyon, Narbonne, New Zealand U21, New Zealand Māori, New Zealand, Junior All Blacks, Barbarian F.C., New Zealand 7s coach |2020–2021 East Coast
Hosea Emiliano Gear 
Hosea Gear 2013.jpg

Gear during a Toulouse outing, August 2013
Full name Hosea Emilliano Gear
Date of birth 16 March 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Gisborne, New Zealand
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 104 kg (229 lb; 16 st 5 lb)
School Gisborne Boys’ High School
Notable relative(s) Rico Gear (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre
All Black No. 1079
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002 Poverty Bay 4 (0)
2003–2004 North Harbour 18 (30)
2004–2011 Hurricanes 70 (130)
2005–2011 Wellington 58 (180)
2012–2013 Highlanders 32 (65)
2013–2014 Toulouse 32 (50)
2015 Chiefs 6 (0)
2015–2016 Clermont 17 (10)
2017 Lyon 9 (5)
2017–2018 Narbonne 21 (15)
Correct as of 5 June 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2005 New Zealand U21 6 (25)
2004–2010 New Zealand Māori 15 (55)
2008–2012 New Zealand 15 (30)
2009 Junior All Blacks 4 (40)
2014 Barbarian F.C. 1 (12)
Correct as of 5 June 2020
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2003–2010 New Zealand N/A
Correct as of 5 June 2020
Teams coached
Years Team
2020– East Coast
Correct as of 5 June 2020
Medal record
Men’s rugby sevens
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Delhi Team competition

Early life

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

Rugby career

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.

Gear initially narrowly missed selection to the New Zealand squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. However, after a string of injuries to the All Black’s squad, Gear was called up prior to the semi final match against the Wallabies. 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.

Awards
Preceded by

Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

2010
Succeeded by

2021 season

2 2
Played
0
Tries
0
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals
0
Yellow Cards
0
Red Cards

All seasons

2 2
Played
0
Tries
0
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals
0
Yellow Cards
0
Red Cards

2021 season

Sat 16 Oct 14:30 H Heartland Championship Buller 50 - 26
Sat 23 Oct 13:00 A Heartland Championship West Coast 39 - 34