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About Zachary Robert Guildford
Zachary Robert Guildford (born 8 February 1989) is a New Zealand Rugby Union player who plays for the Crusaders in the Super 15. He also plays provincial rugby for Hawke's Bay and was selected for the All Blacks end of year tour in 2009 and the 2010 Steinlager Series. On August 23, Zac was selected in the 30-man All Blacks squad to compete in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Zac Guildford was born on 8 February 1989 in Greytown, New Zealand. He is the son of Deborah and Robert Guildford. He has one younger brother, Victor. When Zac was 10 years old his family moved to Napier, Hawke's Bay where he went through the rugby academy system. He attended Napier Boys' High School. Zac's inclusion in the New Zealand All Blacks came after a remarkable national representative career with New Zealand Secondary Schools, Under 19 and two seasons with the New Zealand Under 20.
Zac was selected for the All Blacks end of year tour in 2009. He was the youngest player in the squad. He played his debut test for the All Blacks against Wales on 7 November 2009 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. In 2010 Zac got selected again to play in the Steinlager Series. In 2011 Zac was selected for the All Blacks tri-nations squad and was later selected in the 30-man All Blacks 2011 Rugby World Cup squad. He has also represented New Zealand in the Under 20's, winning the IRB Junior World Championships in 2008 and 2009 and in the New Zealand Sevens team, winning gold in Delhi.