Gary Knight (rugby player)

Gary Knight
Full name Gary Albert Knight
Date of birth (1951-08-26) 26 August 1951
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 107 kg (236 lb)
School Mana College
Occupation(s) Farmer
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
New Zealand No. 782
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1977–86 New Zealand 36 (4)
Medal record
Men's amateur wrestling
Representing  New Zealand
British Commonwealth Games
1974 Christchurch Freestyle +100kg

Gary Albert Knight (born 26 August 1951) is a former New Zealand rugby union player and amateur wrestler.

Rugby union

A prop, Knight represented Horowhenua and Manawatu at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1977 to 1986. He played 66 matches for the All Blacks, including 36 internationals.[1]


Knight competed for New Zealand in the super heavyweight (+100 kg) division of freestyle wrestling at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, winning the bronze medal.[1][2]


  1. 1 2 Knight, Lindsay. "Gary Knight". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. "Gary Knight". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2014.

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