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Charlie Faumuina

A cornerstone of the Blues and Auckland forward packs, Faumuina has earned plenty of experience since he made his provincial debut for Auckland in 2007, the same year he played for a New Zealand Under 21 team that included fellow All Blacks Owen Franks and Ben Smith.

He plays most of his rugby at tighthead but has the ability to play loosehead as well, with his deft footwork and ball skills also adding value. His versatility - as well as healthy competition for the one and three jerseys - meant that in his first four seasons, most of his appearances for the All Blacks were from the bench, with the coaches using him to strengthen the front row in the second half. An injury at the back end of Investec Super Rugby limited his rugby in 2015 but he recovered in time to play six matches for the All Blacks at RWC 2015.

Faumuina is one of New Zealand’s most mobile props around the paddock and is an essential part of the Blues' set-up, enjoying the tight tussles but equally adept in open play.

Known for his trademark big, grizzly beard, Faumuina lost the facial hair for a good cause when he shaved it to raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation in 2014.

Player
Position:
Prop
Born:
24/12/1986
Physical:
1.84m, 127kg
Test Debut:
v Argentina at Wellington, 8 Sept, 2012
Test Points Breakdown:
4t
Test Points:
20
Caps:
46
Provincial Team:
Auckland
Super Rugby Team:
Blues

Career Comments

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

2012
8 Sep v Argentina at Wellington 21-5 (+)
15 Sep v South Africa at Dunedin 21-11 (+)
30 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 54-15 (+)
20 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 18-18 (-)
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10 (-)
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10 (+)
2 Dec v England at London 21-38 (+)

2013
17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29 (+)
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16 (+)
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13 (-)
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15 (+)
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15 (+)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (-)
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33 (-)
10 Nov v France at Paris 26-19 (+)
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (+)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22 (-)

2014
7 June v England at Auckland 20-15 (+)
14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27 (+)
21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13 (+)
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (+)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27 (+)
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28 (+)
1 Nov v USA at Chicago (-)
8 Nov v England at London 24-21 (+)
15 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 24-16 (-)
22 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 34-16 (+)

2015
20 Sep vs Argentina at London 26-16 (+)
24 Sep vs Namibia at London 58-14 (-)
2 Oct vs Georgia at Cardiff 43-10 (-)
17 Oct vs France at Cardiff 62-13 (+)
24 Oct vs South Africa at London 20-18 (+)
31 Oct vs Australia at London 34-17 (+)

2016 
11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21 (+)
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22 (+)
25 June v Wales at Dunedin 46-6 (-)
20 August v Australia at Sydney 42-8 (+)
27 August v Australia at Wellington 29-9 (+)
10 September v Argentina at Hamilton 57-22 (+)
17 September v South Africa at Christchurch 41-13 (+)
9 October v South Africa at Durban 57-15 (+)
22 October v Australia at Auckland 37-10 (+)
5 November v Ireland at Chicago 29-40 (+)
12 November v Italy at Rome 68-10 (-)
20 November v Ireland at Dublin 21-9 (+)
27 November v France at Paris 24-19 (+)