Shane Howarth

Shane Howarth


  • Number: 41
  • Position: Fullback
  • Born: 07/08/68
  • Height: 172
  • Weight: 82
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 1997 v Brumbies
  • Blues Caps: 3

The fullback and St Peter’s College, Auckland, graduate initially signed with Auckland rugby in 1990, playing 62 caps for the team over the next five years.

It was while with Auckland that Howarth earned his first All Blacks cap in 1994. When Super Rugby was launched in 1996, Howarth made the career move to League and played for the North Queensland Cowboys in the ARL.

He returned to rugby in 1997 and made the Blues squad, only to transfer allegiance to Wales in 1998. He has more than six years experience as assistant coach with Auckland and Worcester Warriors.