Xavier Rush

Xavier Rush
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  • Number: 31
  • Position: Number 8
  • Born: 13/07/77
  • Height: 187
  • Weight: 108
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 1997 v Northern Transvaal
  • Blues Caps: 86
  • Blues Points: 70
  • Breakdown: 14T
  • Test Caps: 8
  • Test Debut: 1998 v Australia

Xavier Rush was another stalwart Auckland representative who became an All Black and yet gave some of his best playing deeds to Auckland and the Blues. At first a No 8 understudy to Zinzan Brooke and Michael Jones, Rush established himself with the Blues in 1998. For both province (74 games) and club (86 games) he was a splendid leader, winning the Ranfurly Shield, the NPC title and in a career highlight captaining the Blues to the 2003 Super 12 title.