The Chiefs

Aaron Cruden

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Position First five-eighth
Height 1.78m
Weight 82kg
D.O.B. 08.01.89
Province Manawatu
Super Rugby Points 499
Super Rugby Debut 2010 v Blues (Hurricanes)

“A tough, world class director of the game with an attacking mindset. A constant threat, a creator of tries with a strong tactical boot.” - Dave Rennie

Do you have any recovery tips for after training or after a game?
"Rehydrate. Hot/Cold contrasts and a good sleep!"
What is your favourite thing to do when you have time off from rugby?
"Catch up with friends and family, go to the beach/lake."
If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?
"When do I die?"
If you were a super hero what would your super power be?
"Time Travel!"
What is your career highlight so far?
"Winning the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and back-to-back Super Rugby titles."
Socks - up or down? Why?
"Up. Because they always have been!"
What question do you always get asked? What’s your usual answer?
"What’s it like to be a professional rugby player? The answer is: 'It’s great, I get to do something I love for a living!'"
How old were you when you first started playing rugby?
"Seven."
What advice would you give to school kids who want to play rugby professionally?
"Set goals. Work hard to achieve them and enjoy yourself while working hard."