Kurt Eklund

Kurt Eklund


  • 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.