- Number: 204
- Position: Flanker
- Born: 11/09/89
- Height: 186
- Weight: 100
- Province: Hawkes Bay
- Provincial Caps: 36
- Provincial Points: 50
- Provincial Debut: 2010 v Manawatu
- Blues Debut: 2013 v Hurricanes
- Blues Caps: 43
- Blues Points: 5
- Breakdown: 1T
Brendon O’Connor was an intelligent loose forward and former New Zealand U20s representative who excelled at the Blues.
O’Connor was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not contribute to his total Super Rugby caps.
He won the 2015 Blues’ MVP award as well as the Players’ Player award.
He earned 42 Super Rugby caps, 2 coming from his time with the Crusaders. At the end of the 2015 season, Brendon announced that he would be signing with English club the Leicester Tigers from 2016 onwards.