Dean Budd rugby player
Dean Budd rugby player

Dean Budd

31st Jul 1986 1.95m/110kg No 5 Lock

Budd is a physically very strong individual originally from the rugby haven New Zealand. He was born in Whangarei (New Zealand).

He loves to run with the ball in hand a fierce defender. Budd played in the Provincial Championship New Zealand NPC with the shirt of Northland, while also training with the Auckland Blues in the Super Rugby.

Also suitable as a second row, Budd is a good jumper and is famous for his fancy offloads. He comes from the NEC Green Rockets, a team of Japanese Championship before joining Benetton.

He arrived in Italy in the season 2012/2013 from the Japanese club NEC Green Rockets.

In April 2017, Budd signed a contract renewal with Treviso for the 2017/18 season and beyond.

Treviso Head Coach Kieran Crowley named Budd as captain for the 2017-18 season.

He featured in 16 of Treviso's 22 matches by January 2018 and was included in Italy's 2018 6 Nations squad.

In July 2018, after 103 appearances for Treviso, Budd was named captain of the side for the second consecutive year.


benetton Benetton Rugby
Openside Flanker
2012 - present
italy Italy
No 5 Lock
2017 - present
auckland-blues Blues
Openside Flanker
2009 - 2012