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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 237 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 2006-2014 56 52 4 45 9 0 0 0 47 8 1 84.82
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 2008-2014 23 22 1 5 1 0 0 0 15 7 1 67.39

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Ireland at Hamilton, Jun 10, 2006 match details
Last Test Wales v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Nov 22, 2014 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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Nov 22, 2014
Malakai Fekitoa, Richie McCaw, Keven Melamu, Jerome Kaino, Liam Messam, Patrick Tuipulotu, Charles Piutau and Augustine Pulu celebrate their final match of the year
Malakai Fekitoa, Richie McCaw, Keven Melamu, Jerome Kaino, Liam Messam, Patrick Tuipulotu, Charles Piutau and Augustine Pulu celebrate their final match of the year
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Nov 3, 2014
New Zealand's Jerome Kaino spoke to the media after the All Blacks arrived in Britain
New Zealand's Jerome Kaino spoke to the media after the All Blacks arrived in Britain
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Oct 4, 2014
All Blacks' Jerome Kaino finds himself at the centre of Springbok attention
All Blacks' Jerome Kaino finds himself at the centre of Springbok attention
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Aug 12, 2014
New Zealand's Jerome Kaino fires a rubber band in the air during training
New Zealand's Jerome Kaino fires a rubber band in the air during training
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