Capped 35 times by his country and a further five by the Pacific Islanders, the famously tattooed star has graced two World Cups in a glittering career which has also seen him shine in the Heineken Cup, Super 15 and National Provincial Championship in New Zealand.
What does NPC stand for?
NPC stands for National Provincial Championship (New Zealand)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
The Newcastle Falcons' sharp-shooter has spent his entire career in rugby union's big-time, having shone in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship and Super 15 where every game is televised and crowds flock in droves.
The ex-Crusaders and Chiefs Super Rugby scrum-half will link up with his former province Bay of Plenty Steamers in this year's National Provincial Championship after being deemed surplus to requirements at the Liberty Stadium.
In addition, on November 3rd the USA "A" team will arrive in Glendale, Colorado to prepare to play the New Zealand National Heartland team composed of all-star players from the Division II New Zealand National Provincial Championship.
He was a Tri-Nations champion with the All Blacks, a Super 12 winner with the Blues, and National Provincial Championship king with Auckland before lifting the Heineken Cup withMunster last season.
The boys from the capital have been runners-up in the last two finals since the National Provincial Championship changed its name and were grand finalists in two of the previous three years.
He was not coach of the Waikato Chiefs of the Super 12, as it was numbered then, but of Waikato, who played in the National Provincial Championship.
Gaffney said: "You could argue that this is throwing him in at the deep end, but he is a talented player with experience of the New Zealand National Provincial Championship and he came to us highly recommended.