The 1014 provides content for the global rugby community based on World Rugby’s values (integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline, and respect). Our content is unbiased through the eyes of fans who support ethical behaviour within rugby.
The 1014 Team
Gareth Dinneen (co-founder)
Originally from Limerick, Ireland, Gareth has been obsessed with the All Blacks and NZ culture since 1989. He played representative rugby for Munster at schools, under 20s and development levels, before captaining Old Belvedere RFC in Dublin where his teammates included All Blacks Bruce Deans and Steve McDowell.
Gareth holds a Degree in Industrial Design and first arrived in NZ in 2001 to work as a Digital Media tutor. He then joined the team at Weta Digital as a digital artist and worked on movies including Avatar, Planet of the Apes, The Avengers and most recently Valerian. The 1014 brings Gareth back to his sports media roots as he grew up listening to his dad on sports radio, Len Dinneen is a rugby commentator and is known as ‘The Voice of Rugby’ in Munster, Ireland.
Steven Prescott (co-founder)
Growing up in small town New Zealand, Steven is an avid sports fan having played as many sports as he could in his youth. However, rugby, cricket, swimming and mountain biking provided the most joy. Later in life, he found himself on the sideline as Assistant Coach for the London Irish Amateur Senior side. His most recent sporting achievement has to be cycling across the world from London to New Zealand with his wife Katie.
Steven holds a Degree in Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering and has spent most of his career in the London IT scene. He held roles at a boutique Hedge Fund, an online Insurance Provider, and at an Investment Bank. The 1014 is bringing Steven back to his childhood passion for rugby.
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