Kurtis Haiu

Kurtis Haiu
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SNAPSHOT

  • Number: 131
  • Position: Lock, Flanker
  • Born: 14/07/84
  • Height: 195
  • Weight: 106
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 2006 v Hurricanes
  • Blues Caps: 53
  • Blues Points: 25
  • Breakdown: 5T

2009 was a pivotal year for Kurtis Haiu who came of age as one of New Zealand’s commanding lineout jumpers. With fellow lock Ali Williams ruled out for the entire 2010 campaign because of injury, Haui stepped up another gear to lead by example at the lineout.

But for such a large, imposing forward, his real attribute lay in his mobility around the field, playing like another loose forward. He was forced to withdraw from rugby in 2011 due to illness.

He represented New Zealand at Secondary Schools, Under-19 and Under-21 levels.