Jerome Kaino

01 Aug 2014

One of the most devastating loose forwards in world rugby, Jerome Kaino returns to the Blues in 2014 following a season in Japan with Toyota Verblitz.

In his first year with the Blues in 2004 he was acknowledged internationally by winning the IRB Under-21 Player of the Year award. He finished the 2007 Rebel Sport Super 14 round-robin as the only New Zealand forward to play every minute.

In 2011 he played in every match of the Rugby World Cup as part of the All Blacks team that lifted the William Web Ellis Trophy.

He was also shortlisted for 2011 IRB International Player of the Year, which was won by Thierry Dusatoir.

Kaino brings a real physicality to his game. He is aggressive, uncompromising and abrasive and will figure predominantly as a number eight for the Blues.

Video

Blues v Crusaders video highlights, Rd 1 2012

25 February 2012

16 January 2012

Blues v Chiefs video highlights

05 June 2011

Blues v Hurricanes round 12 highlights

09 May 2011

Blues v Hurricanes video highlights

21 March 2011

Blues v Lions video highlights

07 March 2011

Blues v Sharks video highlights

28 February 2011

Extended highlights of Saturday's 24-22 victory over the Crusaders at Eden Park

20 February 2011

The All Blacks were literally thrown into the deep end on their first day back at Blues training

28 January 2011


Photos

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Jerome Kaino passes under pressure

03 March 2012

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Jerome Kaino tries to fight off Jannie Du Plessis

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino on the charge

03 March 2012

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Jerome Kaino scores a try but it is disallowed

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino smashes into Crusaders defenders

25 February 2012

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Jerome Kaino busts open the Highlanders' defence

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino on attack

25 February 2012

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino manages to skip out of a tackle

07 November 2010

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Quade cooper is tackled by Jerome Kaino and Stephen Brett

04 July 2011

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Jerome Kaino charges downfield

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino on the charge

17 June 2011

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino competes for the ball

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino is wrapped up by the Highlanders defence

17 June 2011

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Jerome Kaino is brought down by Fourie du Preez

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino looks to offload in the tackle of Sitiveni Sivivatu

05 June 2011

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Jerome Kaino pushes off Stormers' Schalk Brits

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino looks on

05 June 2011

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Jerome Kaino hot on attack

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino is wrapped up by the Chiefs defence

05 June 2011

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino takes the Force's Lachlan Mackay along for the ride

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino trucks the ball up

23 May 2011

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Jerome Kaino tries desperately to tackle Sharks halfback Rory Kockott

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino trucks the ball up

09 May 2011

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Jerome Kaino rises high to take the lineout ball

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino on the charge

23 April 2011

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Jerome Kaino carries the ball into contact

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino powers through the tackle

18 April 2011

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino celebrates the try to Tony Woodcock on fulltime

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino strides out

18 April 2011

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino gets to the ball ahead of Bobby Skinstad

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino and Kurtis Haiu smash Doppies La Grange

07 March 2011

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Jerome Kaino is hit hard by Kabamba Floors

06 November 2010

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Kurtis Haiu and Jerome Kaino drive Doppies La Grange back

07 March 2011

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino wins the lineout ball

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino is wreapped up by the Sharks' defence

28 February 2011

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Jerome Kaino scores a try against the Chiefs

06 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino on the charge

20 February 2011

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Jerome Kaino fends off a defender

05 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino looks to evade Dan Carter

20 February 2011

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Jerome Kaino is all smiles after defeating the Reds at Eden Park

05 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino grabs Andy Ellis in a headlock

20 February 2011

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Jerome Kaino scores a try against the Reds

05 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino is surrounded by Sharks players in the 2007 semi-final

18 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino makes light work of Neemia Tialata and David Smith

05 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino in action with Michael Reid in support

08 November 2010

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino tries to get on the outside of Neemia Tialata

05 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino makes a break against the Bulls

08 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino tries to evade a Crusaders defender

05 November 2010

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino takes on Gene Fairbanks

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino tries to break through the tackle of Caleb Ralph

04 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino wins the lineout ball

07 November 2010

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Blues flanker Jerome Kaino charges the ball forward

04 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino fends off Andre Pretorius

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino tries to stand up Byron Kelleher

04 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino is dragged down by the Waratahs

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino in action against the Cats

31 October 2010

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Jerome Kaino in action against the Cheetahs

07 November 2010

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Jerome Kaino fends The Hurricanes' Aaron Cruden

29 October 2010

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Snapshot

Blues Number 116
Position Flanker, Number 8
Born 06/04/1983
Height 1.96m
Weight 109kg
Province Auckland
Blues Debut 2004 v Reds
Blues Caps 97
Blues Points 25
Breakdown 5 Tries
Test Caps 48
Test Points 35
Test Debut 2006 v Ireland

Match Statistics

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Minutes Played: 1133
Tackle success %: 90.06%
Attempted: 171
Assist: 23
Tackles Made: 154
Tackles Missed: 17
Effective Offloads: 2
Hit ups: 104
Hitups over GL %: 68.35%
Line Breaks: 3
Metres Gained: 529
Offloads: 3
Tackle Breaks: 6
Tries Scored: 0
Total Passes: 60
Handling Errors: 19
Lost Possessions: 13
Penalties: 9
Kicking Metres: 0
Total Kicks: 0