Matt Vaega

Matt Vaega


  • Number: 240
  • Position: Midfield Back
  • Born: 07.09.1994
  • Height: 1.78m
  • Weight: 89kg
  • Province: North Harbour
  • Blues Debut: 2015 v Crusaders
  • Blues Caps: 5

Outstanding and consistent form for the championship-winning North Harbour side, has earned Matt Vaega his third year with the Blues. Young midfield back selected for Wider Training Group in 2015, and in as an injury-replacement in 2016, playing five games for the Blues over the two seasons. He played for NZ Schools in 2012 and outstanding for Kelston Boys to win the World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan. Matt is the first father-son to play for the Blues following in footsteps of his father To’o Vaega, with brother Cardiff currently playing for Counties Manukau. He is a strong running midfield back noted for his outstanding defence and also a more-than-handy goal-kicker.