Zinzan Brooke

Zinzan Brooke
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  • Number: 8
  • Position: Number 8
  • Born: 14/02/1965
  • Height: 190
  • Weight: 99
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 1996 v Wellington
  • Blues Caps: 23
  • Blues Points: 42
  • Breakdown: 8T, 1C
  • Test Caps: 58
  • Test Points: 89
  • Test Debut: 1987 v Argentina

Zinzan Brooke, though in the twilight of his illustrious career as one of New Zealand’s greatest No 8s, had the distinction of leading the Blues to their first two championship wins in 1996-97, playing with his trademark flair and flamboyance, despite beginning to battle age and injuries which caused him to miss some games. He made 22 appearances in all for the franchise.