Frank Bunce was one of the central figures in an era of All Black dominance in the early 90’s. He made his All Black debut as a 30 year old in 1992 against the World XV and from that time formed a formidable midfield duo with his North Harbour team mate, Walter Little.
In an All Black career spanning 6 years, Frank played 55 test matches, and a total of 69 games, scoring 20 tries.
When Frank retired from rugby in he was the second oldest All Black test player, and the oldest back. He was also the most capped test centre.
Since his retirement from the All Blacks, he has played a season in France with Castres, a season in Bristol, and then three seasons in Italy, before hanging up the boots in 2004.
Following on from his rugby career Frank has been a regular on New Zealand television screens with appearances on Celebrity Treasure Island, and of course his rugby commentary work with TV3 and Sky Television.
He continues to keep physically active as well, having fought in the Fight For Life Charity Boxing events on three separate occasions and in a similar competition held in London earlier this year.
In 2007 he hit the small screen again when he was a participant in the popular television programme, Dancing With The Stars.