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DJ Forbes

All Blacks Sevens (2006-present)
Counties Manukau (2008-13)
Auckland (2007)

DJ Forbes is a tough, experienced forward who leads from the front and leaves nothing on the paddock. That is why he has been the lynch pin of the All Blacks Sevens since first pulling on the black jersey in 2006. The IRB International Sevens Player of the Year in 2008, Forbes has been Mr Dependable for coach Gordon Tietjens. Elevated to the captaincy in late 2006, he has been a key factor in the team’s consistent form and always a favourite of fans. His terrific form over 2013/14 saw him named in the IRB Dream Team.


Rugby ground:
Hong Kong
Rugby player and why: Michael Jones-he has the same values and is an inspirational player
Food: Mercury wonton noodle soup
Actor/Actress: Jason Statham
Movie: Whatever is in my son’s DVD player
Book/Magazine: The Bible
Singer/Band/Music type: J Boog and Spawn Breezie
Holiday destination: Greece
Non-rugby sports team: Silver Ferns
If you could meet one person, who would it, be and why: B.I.G and Tupac, to ask what really happened
Earliest rugby memories: Mini football in bare feet - oranges at half time
I hate it when….that ‘fish’ gets away
I can’t live without….. the people I love
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be….fisherman

1.89m, 104kg
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Counties Manukau

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