Gerard Cowley-Tuioti

Gerard Cowley-Tuioti
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  • Number: 259
  • Position: Lock
  • Born: 16/06/92
  • Height: 196
  • Weight: 112
  • Province: North Harbour
  • Provincial Debut: 2014 v Manawatu
  • Blues Debut: 2016 v Brumbies
  • Blues Caps: 30 (SR 29)

Gerard was called into the Blues in 2015 for training cover following standout performances for the Blues Development XV. He enjoyed a strong provincial season for North Harbour to earn a fulltime place in the Blues 2016 squad, making his debut against the Brumbies in Round 16.

Gerard has consistently been a regular feature in the Blues forward pack since that night in Auckland, missing only a handful of games since. He is known at the Blues for his physicality at the breakdown and his work ethic off the field. Gerard has become a cornerstone of the Blues pack even though he is one of the youngest. He played in all-but two games in 2018 and took a senior role with the season-ending injury to Scott Scrafton and Jimmy Tupou.

Gerard is an Old Boy of two of the regions great rugby schools: Massey High School and Kelston Boys High School.