Luke McAlister

31 Oct 2014
McAlister possesses the size, athleticism and skill to excel in the 10, 12 or 13 jersey and has already performed with distinction in all three positions during his career with the Blues.

McAlister debuted for the Blues in 2004 and played for the franchise for four seasons before departing overseas to take up a contract with English Aviva Premiership side Sale Sharks.

But the classy North Harbour back returned to the Blues after a two year stint overseas to bolster the backline in 2010 and will be hoping to reclaim his position in the All Blacks with a solid performance for the Blues in 2011.

McAlister made his All Blacks debut in 2005 in the third Test against the British & Irish Lions. The 2002 IRB Under-19 Player of the Year, McAlister was also the Blues’ top points scorer in the 2005 Rebel Sport Super 14

Video

Blues v Crusaders video highlights

12 June 2011

Blues v Chiefs video highlights

05 June 2011

Blues v Reds video highlights

14 May 2011

Blues v Lions video highlights

07 March 2011

SKYCITY player of the Day v Lions: Luke McAlister

07 March 2011

Blues v Sharks video highlights

28 February 2011

The Blues put on their best fancy dress and took part in a Zumba dance class!

20 January 2011

The Blues ramped up their pre-season training with a gruelling session at City Kick boxing

18 December 2010

The Blues descended on Akarana Golf Club for a round of speed golf as part of their pre-season training

07 December 2010


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Luke McAlister runs with the ball

17 June 2011

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Luke McAlister congratulates Jared Payne on his try

28 March 2011

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Luke McAlister on attack

12 June 2011

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Luke McAlister lands a penalty kick

28 March 2011

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Luke McAlister looks to offload in the tackle

05 June 2011

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Luke McAlister fends off the Hurricanes defenders

21 March 2011

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Luke McAlister hot on attack

05 June 2011

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Luke McAlister runs over the top of Conrad Smith

21 March 2011

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Luke McAlister passes the ball to his outside backs

05 June 2011

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Luke McAlister nails a penalty kick

07 March 2011

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Luke McAlister lines up a kick at goal

23 May 2011

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Luke McAlister makes a searing break which leads to a try

07 March 2011

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Luke McAlister nails a conversion

14 May 2011

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Luke McAlister grabs onto Elton Jantjies

07 March 2011

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Luke McAlister takes the ball to the line

14 May 2011

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Luke McAlister lines up a conversion

08 November 2010

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Luke McAlister converts from the sideline to ensure the Blues collect a bonus point

14 May 2011

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Luke McAlister congratulates Alby Mathewson on his try

08 November 2010

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01 May 2011

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Luke McAlister on his way to the tryline

08 November 2010

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Luke McAlister goes down with a painful ankle injury

01 May 2011

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Luke McAlister dives over to score against the Stormers

08 November 2010

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Luke McAlister looks to step inside Adam Thomson

01 May 2011

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Luke McAlister breaks a tackle by Scott Staniforth

06 November 2010

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Luke McAlister lands a penalty kick

01 May 2011

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Luke McAlister bursts through the tackles of Nathan Sharpe and Tai McIsaac

06 November 2010

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Luke McAlister lands another penalty kick

01 May 2011

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Luke McAlister tries to escape the grasp of Morgan Turinui

06 November 2010

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Luke McAlister goes down injured

01 May 2011

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Luke McAlister boots the ball ahead

05 November 2010

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Luke McAlister smashes Nick Phipps

23 April 2011

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Luke McAlister skips out of the tackle of Berrick Barnes

05 November 2010

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Luke McAlister takes a conversion

18 April 2011

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Blues second-five Luke McAlister makes a break

05 November 2010

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Luke McAlister gets away from Ryan Cross

18 April 2011

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Luke McAlister chips the ball ahead against the Brumbies

04 November 2010

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Luke McAlister breaks through the Cheetahs defence

04 April 2011

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Luke McAlister fends off a would-be tackler

04 November 2010

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Luke McAlister nails a conversion

04 April 2011

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Luke McAlister is hit in a crunching tackle by the Chiefs' Simms Davison

04 November 2010

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Luke McAlister tackles Kabamba Floors

04 April 2011

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Luke McAlister crashes over to score against the Western Force

31 October 2010

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Luke McAlister on the charge

04 April 2011

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Luke McAlister chips the ball ahead

31 October 2010

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Luke McAlister kicks the ball

04 April 2011

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Luke McAlister tries to shrug off Carl Hayman

31 October 2010

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Luke McAlister carries the ball into contact

28 March 2011

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Luke McAlister smashes into Lome Fa'atau and Tana Umaga

31 October 2010

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Luke McAlister is tackled

28 March 2011

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Luke McAlister in action for the Blues

31 October 2010

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Luke McAlister and Brendon Leonard collide mid-air

28 March 2011

120

Snapshot

Blues Number 120
Position First Five-Eighths, Second Five-Eighths
Born 28/08/1983
Height 1.8m
Weight 95kg
Province North Harbour
Blues Debut 2004 v Cats
Blues Caps 51
Blues Points 389
Breakdown 6 Tries, 67 Convs, 74 Pens
Test Caps 30
Test Points 153
Test Debut 2005 v British and Irish Lions

Match Statistics

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Minutes Played: 982
Tackle success %: 80.34%
Attempted: 117
Assist: 10
Tackles Made: 94
Tackles Missed: 23
Effective Offloads: 5
Hit ups: 65
Hitups over GL %: 61.3%
Line Breaks: 14
Metres Gained: 1154
Offloads: 10
Tackle Breaks: 1
Tries Scored: 1
Total Passes: 179
Handling Errors: 24
Lost Possessions: 9
Penalties: 1
Kicking Metres: 2725
Total Kicks: 68