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Jerome Kaino
New Zealand
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Full name Jerome Kaino
Born April 6, 1983, Tutuila, American Samoa
Current age 31 years 13 days
Major teams Auckland, Barbarians, Blues, Junior All Blacks, New Zealand
Position No. 8
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 240 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2011 48 44 4 40 8 0 0 0 41 7 0 85.41
Bledisloe Cup 2008-2011 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 81.81
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 7 7 0 20 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2008-2011 20 19 1 5 1 0 0 0 14 6 0 70.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Ireland at Hamilton, Jun 10, 2006 match details
Last Test New Zealand v France at Auckland, Oct 23, 2011 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.

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Mar 22, 2014
The Blues' Jerome Kaino runs at Trevor Nyakane
The Blues' Jerome Kaino runs at Trevor Nyakane
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Mar 19, 2014
Jerome Kaino changes his jersey during a Blues training session
Jerome Kaino changes his jersey during a Blues training session
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Mar 2, 2012
The Chiefs' Sonny Bill Williams takes on the Blues' Jerome Kaino
The Chiefs' Sonny Bill Williams takes on the Blues' Jerome Kaino
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Jan 26, 2012
All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino tries his hand at dragon boating
All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino tries his hand at dragon boating
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