DJ Forbes

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DJ Forbes
Full name Derek Jamie Forbes
Date of birth (1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 103 kg (227 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2008–12
Auckland
Counties Manukau

36

(20)
Correct as of 14 March 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
2006– New Zealand 78
Correct as of 14 March 2016
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Delhi Team competition

Derek Jamie "DJ" Forbes (born 15 December 1982) is a New Zealand Rugby union player and former captain of the All Blacks Sevens team. Forbes of part Samoan descent, also plays rugby fifteens as a loose forward for Counties Manukau.[1]

Forbes was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Since receiving the captaincy role in 2006, he has played in over 60 tournaments, won six Sevens Series titles and two Commonwealth Games gold medals.[2][3] Forbes stepped down as captain for the All Blacks Sevens to concentrate on earning a spot in the team for the 2016 Olympics.[4][5]

His uncle is the late former Samoan international Peter Fatialofa.[6]

Forbes was awarded the 2008 New Zealand Samoan Sportsperson of the year[7]

Career highlights[edit]

  • Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
  • NZ Sevens 2010
  • Counties Manukau 2008
  • Auckland NPC 2007
  • Auckland B 2006/05
  • Waitemata Sevens
  • Auckland Sevens 2005, 2006
  • Kelston College First XV 2000

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IRBSevens.com, Q&A: NZ Sevens captain DJ Forbes, March 21, 2012, http://www.irbsevens.com/destination/edition=5/news/newsid=2061528.html
  2. ^ "'This is just a change of the guard' – DJ Forbes steps down as All Blacks Sevens skipper". TVNZ.co.nz. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Pickup, Oliver (12 February 2015). "HSBC Sevens World Series: DJ Forbes issues warning for All Blacks wanting to win Olympic gold in Rio". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "DJ Forbes stepping down as New Zealand Sevens skipper in bid to make Rio Olympics". Stuff.co.nz. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "DJ Forbes steps down as All Blacks Sevens captain". NZ Herald.co.nz. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Radley, Paul (27 November 2013). "All Blacks captain DJ Forbes trims tradition, but resolve intact". The National.ae. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "DJ Forbes NZ Samoan Sportsperson of the Year". pina.com.fj. The Samoa Observer. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 

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