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)
2007–09
2010–
Canterbury
Taranaki
20
55
((0)
(25))
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)
2006
2007
2015–
New Zealand U19
New Zealand U21
New Zealand


1
(

(0))
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.

References[edit]

  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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