James Broadhurst

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James Broadhurst
Nickname Broady
Date of birth (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 122 kg (19 st 3 lb)
Notable relative(s) Michael Broadhurst (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
New Zealand No. 1144
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 23 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Hurricanes 71 ((10))
Correct as of 6 August 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
New Zealand U19
New Zealand U21
New Zealand


Correct as of 26 July 2015

James Broadhurst (born 1 December 1987) is a New Zealand rugby union lock who plays provincial rugby for Taranaki, Super Rugby for the Hurricanes, and is a current All Black. He was also a national representative at the under-19 and under-21 levels.[1][2][3]

Broadhurst was born in Kaitaia and educated at Campion College in Gisborne.[4]

Broadhurst made his debut for New Zealand on 25 July 2015 against South Africa but was subbed off at half-time. In September that year Broadhurst received two serious head knocks while representing Taranaki and was taken off the field due to concussion. Broadhurst has not played a game of rugby since then, with symptoms of concussion still ongoing for him as of early 2017.

His brother is Japan rugby player Michael Broadhurst.


  1. ^ McLean, Glenn (5 May 2011). "Hurricanes lock Broadhurst still a believer". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Knowler, Richard (17 September 2010). "Attraction of the black jersey too strong for Broadhurst". The Press. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "All Blacks boss Steve Hansen puts trust in James Broadhurst and Lima Sopoaga". stuff.co.nz. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Robson, Tony (26 April 2014). "Broadhurst locking in as key man for Canes". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 

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