Jerome Kaino
New Zealand
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Full name Jerome Kaino
Born April 6, 1983, Tutuila, American Samoa
Current age 32 years 113 days
Major teams Auckland, Barbarians, Blues, Junior All Blacks, New Zealand
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 242 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2015 58 54 4 45 9 0 0 0 49 8 1 85.34
Bledisloe Cup 2008-2014 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 1 79.16
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 7 7 0 20 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2008-2015 24 23 1 5 1 0 0 0 16 7 1 68.75

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Ireland at Hamilton, Jun 10, 2006 match details
Last Test New Zealand v Argentina at Christchurch, Jul 17, 2015 match details
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Profile

A versatile back-row forward with a strong running game, Kaino is currently a key member of the All Blacks squad and was part of the side that lifted the Rugby World Cup on home soil in 2011.

Blessed with pace and athleticism, he began his career as a back but later made his home in the forwards while plying his trade with Auckland and the Blues. The International Rugby Board U21 Player of the Year in 2004, he made his Test debut two years later as a replacement against Ireland in Hamilton. He was handed a starting spot the following week against the same opposition but failed to impress with many in the media believing Kaino was out of his depth.

As a result he disappeared into the international rugby wilderness for a couple of years before earning a recall for the internationals against England and Ireland as well as the Tri-Nations. He retained his place in the squad for the tour of the UK at the end of the year and has been a near-constant presence in the All Blacks back row ever since.

Kaino played all but 55 seconds of the All Blacks' World Cup campaign, holding off the challenge of Adam Thomson for the No.6 jersey and capped a stellar year with the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award as New Zealand's Player of the Year.

Latest Articles
Kaino still hopeful about Samoa Test (Jun 22, 2015) Blues secure third win of the season (May 15, 2015) Kaino, Piutau miss remainder of Blues campaign (May 3, 2015) Blues upset Brumbies in Auckland cliffhanger (Apr 10, 2015) Chiefs overcome gritty Blues without Sonny Bill (Apr 4, 2015) Jerome Kaino news and articles (83) »
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Jun 23, 2015
Blues captain Jerome Kaino (L) welcomes Tana Umaga (R) as the Blues Head Coach
Blues captain Jerome Kaino (L) welcomes Tana Umaga (R) as the Blues Head Coach
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May 19, 2015
All Blacks' Jerome Kaino didn't receive much sympathy from Prince Harry for his broken finger
All Blacks' Jerome Kaino didn't receive much sympathy from Prince Harry for his broken finger
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Apr 4, 2015
The Chiefs' Brodie Retallick wins a lineout from the Blues' Jerome Kaino
The Chiefs' Brodie Retallick wins a lineout from the Blues' Jerome Kaino
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Mar 31, 2015
All Black Jerome Kaino shakes NZRU CEO Steve Tew's hand after penning a new deal
All Black Jerome Kaino shakes NZRU CEO Steve Tew's hand after penning a new deal
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