Player Profile – Jerome Kaino

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This is the player profile of All Blacks and Blues team’s professional rugby player Jerome Kaino. Get all the important personal and professional details about him in this article.

Jerome Kaino Information

Basic Details

Full Name: Jerome Kaino

Date of Birth: 6th April 1983

Place of Birth: Faga’alu, Tutuila, American Samoa

Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

Weight: 113 Kgs

Professional Details

Position: Flanker

Jersey No: 8

All Blacks Player No: 1050

Club Career:

  • Auckland University (As Amateur)
  • Blues (2004-2018) For Super Rugby
  • Toyota Verblitz (2012-2014)
  • Auckland (2004-2017)
  • Toulouse (2018-Present)

National Team:  New Zealand All Blacks

Jerome Kaino Personal Life

Jerome Kaino is an American Samoan born rugby player who plays for the All Blacks rugby team of New Zealand. In the Super Rugby Jerome Kaino is part of the Blues team which represents the Auckland area of New Zealand. Since 2004 he has been part of the professional rugby in New Zealand. He was also named as the IRB International U21 Rugby Player for the year 2004. Till 2011 Jerome Kaino was the part of the every single IRB Rugby World Cup match which the All Blacks have played since the team has won the 1997 Rugby World Cup. After Frank Solomon who first played Rugby for All Blacks in 1931. He is only the second American Samoan to play rugby for All Blacks.

He was just 4 when his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand from a small village of Leone in American Samoa. After settling down in Auckland, Jerome Kaino started playing rugby and played his junior rugby for the Papakura Sea Eagles and later he was switched to the Saint Kentigern College where he was offered to have a rugby scholarship. If the Kaino family moved to the USA and not New Zealand Jerome would have tried and found a place in the US Army it is believed.

Jerome Kaino played his first unofficial international game against the Barbarians at the Twickenham and was awarded man of the match. His first two official international games were against Ireland. He was instrumental in All Blacks winning of 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup and was part of the every starting XV in each game. Except for few seconds in the Semifinal game against Australia in that world cup, He played every minute of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup.

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