David Holwell

David Holwell


  • Number: 144
  • Position: First five-eighth
  • Born: 07/01/75
  • Height: 178
  • Weight: 73
  • Province: Northland
  • Blues Debut: 2007 v Lions
  • Blues Caps: 6
  • Blues Points: 24
  • Breakdown: 1T, 5C, 3PG

David Holwell joined the Blues for one season in 2007. A native Northlander, Holwell started his Super Rugby career with the Hurricanes in 1998 where he remained until 2004. Holwell left New Zealand to join Irish side Leinster in 2005, where he quickly established himself as one of the premier first five-eighths in European rugby.

He returned to the Hurricanes in 2006, helping the side to their first Super 14 final. Holwell returned to Northland in 2007 and retired at the end of the 2010 ITM Cup after bringing up more than 100 first-class appearances for the Taniwha.