George Bridge

IMPRESSIVE 23-YEAR-OLD outside back George Bridge has thrived in the successful environment of the Crusaders Super Rugby team. Born in Gisborne, Bridge moved down to Christchurch six years ago to play club rugby, getting selected in the under 20s national team and Canterbury for the Mitre 10 Cup. He had an outstanding Investec Super Rugby debut during the Crusaders successful 2017 campaign. 

His dynamic skills and pace saw him score eight tries, along with hat-tricks against both the Stormers and the Cheetahs. At the end of the season he was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award. He continued his form into 2018, finishing second-equal on the leading try scorers list with 15 tries in the Crusaders’ back to back title season. Earlier this year Bridge signed with the franchise until 2022. His pace and security with the ball has caught the eyes of the All Blacks Selectors, who will look to build on his experience at the highest level.

My favourite...
Rugby ground: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Player (and why): Christian Cullen because he ran it from anywhere
Non-rugby sports team: Golden State Warriors
Sports star: Manny Pacquiao
Music: Alunga George

I have also played... on the wing

My earliest rugby memory was...playing barefoot touch for Ngatapa RFC

The biggest influence on my rugby was... my parents and my First XV coaches

If I could meet one person, it would be... Scotty T

I hate it when... my room mate snores

I can't live without... my cellphone

Outside of rugby...  I'm studying a Bachelor of Applied Science at Otago University and if I wasn't a rugby player I would be... a student in Dunedin

1.86m, 96kg
Test Debut:
v Japan at Tokyo, 3 Nov 2018
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Crusaders Academy

Career Comments

  • New Zealand Under 20: 2015

Test Match record

(+) subsitute(-) replaced

3 November v Japan at Tokyo 31-69 (+)