Sam Dickson Obituary, Death – Sam Dickson is a veteran player for the All Blacks Sevens, having made his debut in Dubai in the year 2012. Before shifting his concentration to sevens, Dickson competed for New Zealand at the Australian rules football national championship and graduated from the Canterbury Rugby Academy.
Dickson has been instrumental in the team’s ability to win the ball at kickoffs thanks to his impressive power and quickness, and he is a tenacious defender. As a result of the team’s triumph in Cape Town in 2019, he became just the sixth member of the All Blacks Sevens to have competed in 50 tournaments. Dickson was a member of the Bay of Plenty team that competed in the Mitre 10 Cup in 2020 and the Canterbury team that competed in the Bunnings NPC in 2021.
St. Thomas of Canterbury College in Christchurch was Dickson’s alma mater for his education. During the 2011 Australian Football International Cup, he participated in the competition as a player for the New Zealand national Australian Rules football team. Dickson has been chosen to compete for New Zealand in the men’s sevens tournament at the Summer Olympics in 2016. Dickson was a member of the team that competed at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
His ancestry is that of the Maori people, and he is a member of the Ngai Tahu iwi. At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which were held in Birmingham, he was a member of the All Blacks Sevens team, who earned a bronze medal. At the Rugby World Cup Sevens held in Cape Town, he served as joint captain of the side. After his team’s defeat against Fiji in the competition for the gold medal, he was awarded the silver medal instead.