Jarrod Cunningham

Jarrod Cunningham


  • Number: 26
  • Position: Fullback
  • Born: 07/09/68
  • Height: 180
  • Weight: 99
  • Province: Hawkes Bay
  • Blues Debut: 1996 v Highlanders
  • Blues Caps: 3
  • Blues Points: 12
  • Breakdown: 2T, 1C

While Jarrod Cunningham made his Super Rugby debut with the Blues in 1996, earning 3 caps in the process, he made his biggest impact with the Hurricanes from 1997 to 1998. The fullback was a regular try scorer and eventually made his way to the London Irish then the Wasps.

While in England, Cunningham was diagnosed with a type of Motor Neurone disease. He returned to New Zealand and set up the Jarrod Cunningham SALSA foundation to raise awareness. He sadly passed away in 2007.