Matt Duffie

Matt Duffie
252

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  • Number: 252
  • Position: Wing
  • Born: 16/08/90
  • Height: 1.92m
  • Weight: 92kg
  • Province: North Harbour
  • Blues Debut: 2016 v Crusaders
  • Blues Caps: 18

The former league professional at the Melbourne Storm returned to Auckland in 2016 on a two-year contract to return to rugby with the Blues. The transition was not instant and Matt worked extremely hard on his game. He had two early caps until cementing a place in the team late in the season, playing in the last five games of the season, and impressing on the right wing.

He has gone on to be a standout for a much-improved North Harbour side in the Mitre 10 Cup.

He excelled at a number of sports while a student at St Kentigern College, playing fullback for the First XV, scouted and moved to the Melbourne Storm out of school, helping the Storm U20 team win the Premiership in 2009

When fit, he was a regular for the Storm, noted for his speed and aerial ability which earned him a Kiwis cap in 2011.