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Damian McKenzie is a man synonymous with hard work and dedication. Hailing from Southland, dynamic Damian was named as an All Black at just 21 years old.
A year on, and we've watched him go from strength to strength on the international rugby stage.
Known for his inspiring work ethic, Damian first started representing New Zealand in the U20's bracket, moving forward to represent the Waikato in Investec Super Rugby as a Chiefs player. Affiliated to Ngati Tuwharetoa, he then caught the eye of the Maori All Blacks selectors, before moving on to play for the All Blacks.
Damian is health conscious by nature. He understands the importance of fueling his body with the right ingredients. His healthy lifestyle has sure paid off - Damian is in peak physical condition, and always pushes himself to go the extra mile in his training.
His love of fitness, the outdoors and good food shows through on his Instagram page - which has amassed an enormous following with impressive engagement. Damian's winning smile and boyish good looks have also secured him a solid female fan contingency.
The son of dairy farmers, Damian was born in Invercargill, and went to school in Christchurch. He says if he wasn't a professional rugby player, he would be a horse trainer.