TJ Faiane

TJ Faiane

SNAPSHOT

  • Position: Midfield Back
  • Born: 24/08/95
  • Height: 1.75m
  • Weight: 92kg
  • Province: Auckland
  • Provincial Debut: 2014 v Bay of Plenty
  • Blues Debut: 2017 v Crusaders
  • Blues Caps: 4

TJ is a talented midfield back who turned heads playing for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team and the New Zealand Under-20s team in both 2014 and 2015. The St Kentigern College old boy graduated in 2013, after helping the team win three consecutive 1A titles.

On leaving school TJ played for the Blues Development, NZ Under 20s and was drafted in to the Auckland provincial side in 2014 and in 2015 he was again selected for the NZ U20 team, which won the World Rugby Under 20 Championship title.

He was beset with injury ruling him out of much of the 2015 and 2016 seasons but is looking forward to getting on the field in 2017.