Jonathan Ruru

Jonathan Ruru


  • Number: 277
  • Position: Halfback
  • Born: 02/02/93
  • Height: 183
  • Weight: 94
  • Province: Auckland
  • Provincial Debut: 2015 v Otago
  • Blues Debut: 2018 v Highlanders
  • Blues Caps: 26

Originally from the Hawkes Bay, Jonathan made his provincial debut in 2015 against Otago, the team he would join in 2016.

He became a regular starting halfback for Otago during his two seasons in Dunedin, earning selection for the NZ Sevens squad in 2016 and the New Zealand Maori in 2017.

Jonathan joined the Blues for the 2018 season, battling all year with Augustine Pulu for the starting spot.

The 2018 Mitre 10 Cup saw the rangy, fast, strong-passing and aggressive halfback join the province of Auckland, where he has featured heavily in what was a very successful campaign for the region.

Johnathan’s older brother Michael has played for the Western Force and now represents the Melbourne Rebels.