- Number: 259
- Position: Lock
- Born: 16/06/92
- Height: 196
- Weight: 112
- Province: North Harbour
- Provincial Debut: 2014 v Manawatu
- Blues Debut: 2016 v Brumbies
- Blues Caps: 44 (SR 43)
Gerard was called into the Blues in 2015 for training cover following standout performances for the Blues Development XV. He enjoyed a strong provincial season for North Harbour to earn a fulltime place in the Blues 2016 squad, making his debut against the Brumbies in Round 16.
Gerard has consistently been a regular feature in the Blues forward pack since that night in Auckland, missing only a handful of games since. He is known at the Blues for his physicality at the breakdown and his work ethic off the field. Gerard has become a cornerstone of the Blues pack even though he is one of the youngest. He played in all-but two games in 2018 and took a senior role with the season-ending injury to Scott Scrafton and Jimmy Tupou.
Gerard is an Old Boy of two of the regions great rugby schools: Massey High School and Kelston Boys High School.