Who is Tyrel Lomax? Biography and all the details here

Who is Tyrel Lomax? Biography and all the details here

Helix Odhiambo
March 7, 2024 at 3:03 PM
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Tyrel Lomax is an Australian-born New Zealand rugby union player and one of the best props in the sport. He is the son of former Kiwis prop John Lomax. Tyrel has enjoyed a remarkable career, including playing in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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Tyrel Lomax of New Zealand and the Hurricanes is a talented rugby prop. Photo: Adam Pretty, Hagen Hopkins (modified by author)
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Lomax's career journey has landed him in several cities while playing for different clubs. He has demonstrated exceptional skills and talent, making him a key player. His love for rugby began during his youth, inspired by his father and uncles.

Tyrel Lomax's profile summary

Full name

Tyrel Shae Lomax

Date of birth

16 March 1996


27 (as of March 2024)

Place of birth

Canberra, Australia


Australian, New Zealand


1.92 m (6 feet 4 inches)


127 kg (280 lbs)


Saint Patrick's College Silverstream, St Edmund's College Canberra


Rugby union player

Current teams

Hurricanes, Tasman Mako, New Zealand rugby national team (All Blacks)




John Lomax


Ainsley McGrath



Net worth

$5 million

Social media


Tyrel Lomax's biography

Tyrel Lomax (age 27 as of March 2024) was born on 16 March 1996 in Canberra, Australia. He grew up in Australia and studied at St Edmund's College Canberra before his family moved to New Zealand, where he enrolled at Saint Patrick's College Silverstream.

Top facts about Tyrel Lomax
New Zealand's Tyrel Lomax at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. Photo: Justin Setterfield
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How tall is Tyrel Lomax?

Tyrel Lomax's height is 1.92 m or 6 feet and 4 inches. According to Planet Rugby, New Zealand has some of the tallest forwards, averaging 1.924 m. Tyrel Lomax's weight of 127 kg (280 lbs) makes him one of the heaviest All Blacks stars.

Tyrel Lomax's family

Lomax's father, John, played for Canberra Raiders in Australia before representing New Zealand's Kiwis. Details of his mother remain unknown.

Tyrel Lomax's brother also played rugby league. His uncles David, Tony, and Arnold also played rugby. David played for New Zealand, while Tony and Arnold represented Wellington. Tyrel shared fond memories of his family with RNZ.

"My old man coached the Wainuiomata rugby league team, pretty much my whole childhood. My dad, my brother, and all my uncles played league for the club. I remember always being down there at training's and games with my mates. That's where I spent a large bulk of my childhood," Lomax said.

Who is Tyrel Lomax's wife?

Tyrel Lomax's wife
Tyrel Lomax wedded Ainsley McGrath in December 2023. Photo: @t__lomax (modified by author)
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Daily Mail reports the New Zealand prop is married to his long-term girlfriend, Ainsley McGrath. Lomax posted their first picture on Instagram in 2015 and proposed in 2021. Aninsley and Tyrel Lomax's wedding took place on 2 December 2023. The couple has a daughter, Winnie, born in April 2022.

Tyrel Lomax's stats and career

The father of one began his rugby career in Australia, where he played for notable clubs. His family moved to New Zealand, and he had to change schools and teams.


Tyrel Lomax of Australia
Tyrel Lomax (L) of Australia celebrates during the World Rugby U20 Championship match at the AJ Bell Stadium on 20 June 2016 in Salford, England. Photo: Clint Hughes
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Tyrel played rugby in college before joining Australia's Under-20 in 2015. His impressive performance for the 2015/16 team earned him the 2016 Australian U20 Player of the Year award. The prop signed for Melbourne Rising and starred in the 2016 NRC.

He joined the Melbourne Rebels in 2017, where he debuted in the Super Rugby tournament. Tyrel returned to New Zealand to play rugby despite moving back to Australia with his family. He chose the All Blacks over the Wallabies.

"I wanted to play for the All Blacks, that was the main thing," Tyrel said. "And it was about representing my family, getting back to New Zealand. I tried to picture myself playing for the Wallabies and wondering what it would feel like. It probably didn't feel right, to be honest. And I'm happy with how it's going so far."

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All Blacks' Tyrel Lomax
Tyrel Lomax (R) of New Zealand runs with the ball during the Rugby World Cup France 2023 semi-final match against Argentina at Stade de France on 20 October 2023, in Paris, France. Photo: Chris Hyde
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The prop signed for Tasman Mako in 2017 and stood out in the Mitre 10 Cup. He joined the Maori All Blacks and got his first All Blacks call in October 2018 for the Japan leg of the November Series.

Tyrel left Tasman in 2018 to join the Highlanders. He spent a season there before penning a four-year deal with the Hurricanes in June 2019. The rugby star played 13 games for the Hurricanes in the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season.

The athlete has played for New Zealand since 2018. He was part of the 2023 Rugby World Cup squad that lost 11-12 to South Africa in the final. According to All Rugby, Tyrel Lomax has 32 caps for the All Blacks as of March 2024 but has not scored a point.





















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Interesting facts about Lomax

All Blacks star Tyrel Lomax has come a long way, taking risks and overcoming obstacles to achieve his dream. His journey has inspired many to believe in their potential.

Tyrel Lomax's net worth

Freshers Live estimates the prop's net worth to be $5 million. Other sources like Suprise Sports value his wealth at $3 million as of 2024.

What position does Tyrel Lomax play?

The rugby star plays as a tighthead prop for his club and country. He has excelled in the position and ranks among the best.

Tyrel Lomax's injury updates

Tyrel Lomax's injury
Tyrel Lomax of New Zealand prepares to leave the pitch after an injury during their game against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on 25 August 2023, in London, England. Photo: Andrew Kearns
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The talented prop suffered multiple injuries in 2023, including a freak knee cut in their 35-7 warm-up defeat to South Africa in August. Tyrel Lomax's cut required 30 stitches and recovered after a month.

He returned for their Rugby World Cup group game against Uruguay but sustained a medial ligament in his right knee ten minutes into the game. Tyrel recovered and featured in subsequent games.

Social media

The New Zealand athlete has 7.89k followers on Instagram as of March 2024. He often posts about his progress on and off the field.

Final word

Tyrel Lomax's career journey and success testify to years of hard work and dedication. The All Blacks prop is known for his ball skills and strength. He has massive potential to grow and expand his abilities.

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