Ma’a Nonu

Ma’a Nonu


  • Number: 189
  • Position: Second five-eighth
  • Born: 21/05/82
  • Height: 182
  • Weight: 105
  • Province: Wellington
  • Blues Debut: 2012 v Bulls
  • Blues Caps: 13
  • Blues Points: 10
  • Breakdown: 2T
  • Test Caps: 103
  • Test Debut: 2003 v England

Ma’a Nonu returned to the Blues in 2014 after a season with the Highlanders. A highly respected and experienced member of the All Blacks, Nonu was renowned as one of the best midfielders in the world.

He debuted for the Hurricanes in 2003, playing for the Wellington-based side until 2011 when he spent brief periods with the Blues and the Highlanders intermittently. In 2012 and 2014, Nonu brought a real physicality to the Blues backline with his strong and direct running game, while also presenting one of the best passing and short kicking games in the All Blacks squad.

In 2015, Nonu returned to the Hurricanes.