Steven Luatua

24 Jul 2014

2013 was an incredible year for Steven Luatua as the powerful young loose forward capped off a fine season for the Blues with selection in the All Blacks. He took his opportunities well and went on to play 11 Tests. He also played for the Barbarians against Fiji at Twickenham.

The Blues will be looking for Luatua to bring that same form and confidence back into the Blues environment in 2014 and really be a standout leader with consistent performances. A former New Zealand Secondary Schools representative, Luatua made his provincial debut for Auckland in 2010 and was part of the Junior World Championship-winning New Zealand Under-20 side.

Video

Blues v Western Force video highlights

09 July 2012

25 June 2012

Emirates Team NZ train with the Blues

18 June 2012

Training at Ludus Magnus

14 June 2012


Photos

Images by Photosport

Steven Luatua on the charge

09 July 2012

Images by Photosport

Steven Luatua surges forward

09 July 2012

197

Snapshot

Blues Number 197
Nickname Dolf
Position Lock, Flanker
Born 29/04/1991
Height 1.94m
Weight 115kg
Province Auckland
Provincial Caps 22
Provincial Points 15
Provincial Debut 2010
Blues Debut May 11 2012 v Lions
Blues Caps 36
Blues Points 25
Breakdown 5 Tries
Test Caps 11
Test Points 0
Test Debut June 22 2013 v France