The resilient Blues and North Harbour outside back has made a successful return to rugby union after anoutstanding but frustrating injury-plagued five-year career with the Melbourne Storm rugby league club.
Duffie excelled at a number of sports while a student at Auckland’s St Kentigern College, playing fullback for the First XV, before moving to Melbourne out of school. He helped the club’s Under 20- team win the Premiership in 2009 before making his NRL debut in 2010. He ended the season as the club’s Rookie of the Year.
In 2011 he played one Test for the Kiwis rugby league side against Australia.
Duffie suffered multiple knee and shoulder injuries during his time in Melbourne but showed amazing determination to recover each time.
In 2016 he signed a two-year contract with the Blues and has impressed rugby fans and selectors in his two seasons with the Blues and North Harbour in the Mitre 10 Cup, with Steve Hansen saying: “He's a very good finisher, he's got pace, he's good in the air, can play wing or fullback, and he's got a sense of maturity about him.”