Oliver "Ollie" Norris, born in Sydney, is a talented rugby union player who has made his mark in the professional rugby scene. Known for his strong scrummaging ability and versatility to feature on both sides of the scrum, Norris has showcased his skills and determination in various competitions.
Norris attended St Peter's Cambridge, where he played a vital role as a member of their 1st XV, contributing to their victory in the National Co-Ed title. His performances earned him recognition, and he represented New Zealand in the 2017 Barbarians Schools team, highlighting his potential and talent at a young age.
In 2018, Norris was selected as a member of the wider New Zealand Under 20 team, demonstrating his abilities on the national stage. He was later called up to travel to France for the closing match of the World Rugby Under 20 Championship, further solidifying his standing as a promising player.
Continuing his development, Norris made his provincial debut for Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup in 2019, showcasing his skills at a higher level of competition. His form caught the attention of the Chiefs, and he was called in as injury cover for their wider squad in preparation for the 2020 Super Rugby season.
Norris made his Investec Super Rugby debut against the Crusaders in 2020, coming off the bench at tighthead prop. Despite injuries during the Super Rugby Aotearoa season, Norris represented the Chiefs a further four times, proving his worth and making valuable contributions to the team.
In 2021, Norris's talent was recognized as he was named in the Māori All Blacks squad, showcasing his abilities at an international level. He made his debut against Manu Samoa on July 3rd, 2021, marking another milestone in his career.
With his strong scrummaging, versatility, and continued development, Ollie Norris possesses the skills and potential to make a significant impact in the world of rugby. As he continues to gain experience and refine his craft, he is expected to become a valuable asset for his teams and an exciting player to watch in the years to come.
|2019 - present
|2020 - present
|Maori All Blacks
|2021 - present
|All Black XV
|2023 - present
|New Zealand U20's
|2018 - 2019