- Number: 304
- Position: Hooker
- Born: 05/01/92
- Height: 180
- Weight: 103
- Province: Bay of Plenty
- Provincial Debut: 2015 v Southland
- Blues Debut: 2020 v Chiefs
- Blues Caps: 9
Kurt Eklund made his debut for Auckland against Southland in 2015. He played a number of Mitre 10 Cup games for the blue and white hoops before a serious knee injury that saw Eklund out of the game for 14 months.
The 27-year-old has recovered from his injuries and moved to the Bay of Plenty, providing stiff competition to Nathan Harris.
Eklund resembles the old breed of rugby player. A hard-grafting uncompromising hooker who has no fear of putting his body on the line for his team.
The hooker who has a rapper like nickname of Kurty E uses his 1.80m and 105kg frame as a battering ram in the tight stuff but has no problem showing a turn of pace when needed out wide or on the break.