Tawera Kerr-Barlow

One of the most exciting of the modern crop of number nines in New Zealand rugby, Tawera Kerr-Barlow has earned a reputation for bruising defence, clinical clearances and his ability to make a nuisance of himself in classic halfback fashion. However, a serious knee injury in the Test against South Africa in October 2014 kept him out of rugby for over eight months.

Kerr-Barlow was part of the New Zealand Under 20 side that won the Junior World Championship in Argentina in 2010. Rugby and sport are strong in the Melbourne-born Kerr-Barlow’s family. His mother Gail represented Australia in rugby and his uncle Tukere Barlow played league for New Zealand Maori.

1.87m, 89kg
Test Debut:
v Scotalnd at Edinburgh, 11 Nov 2012
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Career Comments

  • Favourites
    Rugby ground: HBHS
    Food: Mum’s cooking
    Actor/Actress: Will Smith
    Movie: Anything Good
    Book: After the Moon
    Singer/band/music type: RnB music
    Holiday destination: Rarotonga
    Non-rugby sports team: LA Lakers
    If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Nick Farr Jones because he was a good rugby player and leader.
    Earliest rugby memories: Playing at Darwin rugby ground
    I hate it when….I’m rushed
    I can’t live without… partner

Test Match record

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12 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 51-22 (+)
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10 (+)

8 June v France at Auckland 23-13 (+)
22 June v France at New Plymouth 24-9 (+)
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 (+)
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6 (-)
10 Oct v France at Paris 26-19 (+)
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (+)

5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27 (+)

24 Sep vs Namibia at London 58-14 (+)
2 Oct vs Georgia at Cardiff 43-10 (+)
10 Oct vs Tonga at Newcastle upon Tyne 47-9 (+)
17 Oct vs France at Cardiff 62-13 (+)
31 Oct vs Australia at London 34-17 (+)