Tawera Kerr-Barlow

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Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Tawera Kerr-Barlow 2016.jpg
Barlow in 2016
Full name Tawera Narada James Kerr-Barlow
Nickname T
Date of birth (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 200 lb)
School Hamilton Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009– Waikato 43 ((10))
Correct as of 16 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– Chiefs 67 ((35))
Correct as of 31 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
New Zealand
Māori All Blacks
Correct as of 12 November 2016

Tawera Kerr-Barlow (born 15 August 1990) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is scrum-half. He plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby[1] and Waikato in the ITM Cup. Kerr-Barlow represented New Zealand under 20 in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship.[2] He is a key member of 2015 Rugby World Cup winning team.

Aftee coming on as a replacement he scored his first two international tries in the quarter final victory against France which New Zealand won by 62-13. This marked a remarkable return from injury to play in the Rugby World Cup 2015. Kerr-Barlow's injury was covered by the likes of Andy Ellis and Brad Weber before the World Cup started.

After good form continued in 2016, Kerr-Barlow continued playing for New Zealand, replacing TJ Perenara off the bench for the Rugby Championship. Kerr-Barlow earned his second career start against Italy on the end of year tour, leading the Haka against the Italians.


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