Troy Nathan is a professional New Zealand-born rugby union player. During high school Troy represented New Zealand age grade at Rugby, Touch Football & Softball. In 2001 at the age of 17 years Troy represented the New Zealand Men’s touch team. Then in 2002-2007 he signed with Counties Manukau Rugby Union Team.
In 2007 he moved to Europe where he had 4 seasons with Connacht Rugby, 2 season with Glasgow Warriors, then in 2013 made his way to the Italian Rugby Federation playing with Mogliano Rugby.
Troy was successful in 2012-2013 by winning the Italian National Competition National Championship of Excellence. In 2013 he signed a 2-year deal with Lazio Roma Rugby and qualified to represent the Italian Rugby Federation. In 2014 Troy played in the Super 14 & Air New Zealand Cup competition.
During his professional rugby career Troy has maintained part-time studies with a view to life post-rugby. He completed a diploma in Diet & Nutrition, and is now specialising in Children & Adolescent Nutrition. He has a background in the fitness industry as a qualified Personal Trainer and has completed the IRB Level 1 & 2 coaching course, providing resource coaching at clubs and schools across all ages and levels.
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