BIRTHPLACE: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
WEIGHT: 230 LBS
POSITION: BACKROW (7)
- Northland ITM Cup 2010-2017
- Highlanders Super Rugby 2015-2018
- Maori All Blacks 2014
- Sunwolves Super Rugby 2019
- Sanix Japan Top League 2018-2021
The hard hitting 33-year-old back row is 6’3″ and 230 lbs. Dan is from Auckland, New Zealand, and attended Auckland Grammar School before going to Auckland University of Technology where he majored in Business and Advertising. He played rugby with Grammar TEC and won the Gallaher Shield in 2013. He also played with the Auckland Academy before playing club rugby with Marist in the Northern club rugby competition in 2014.
Dan played his senior rugby in the ITM Cup (later Mitre 10 Cup) for Northland from 2010-2017. He made one Super Rugby appearance for the Blues in 2011 against the Melbourne Rebels. That was just the beginning of his Super Rugby career. He made 34 appearances for the Highlanders from 2015-2018 and another 11 for the Sunwolves in 2019. He also played for Munakata Spinx Blues in the Japanese Top league from 2018-2021.
He also played for the Mãori All Blacks in the 2014 Japan tour, playing against Japan in Kobe and in Tokyo. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Albie Pryor, who also played previously for the team. In the spirit of family, both Dan and his younger brother Kara Pryor now play in the MLR, Kara who plays with Rugby United New York.