Tawera Kerr-Barlow made his All Blacks debut against Scotland
on the Northern Hemisphere end of year tour. He was one of the
stand‑out players from last season’s Investec Super Rugby showing
the opposition that he is tenacious and aggressive. He was an
influential part of Waikato’s Ranfurly Shield win, having made his
ITM Cup debut in his first year out of school for Waikato in 2010.
The son of a former Women’s Australian rugby international,
Kerr‑Barlow represented New Zealand in school rugby and was part
of 2010 IRB World Championship winning side.
Q&A with Tawera
Who was your favourite cartoon character as you were growing up?
Who was your favourite player to watch as you were growing up?
Where did you watch the 2011 Rugby World Cup final?
You are speaking to a first XV rugby team what would be your one piece of advice to them?
Never not try something
What’s one of the most difficult aspects of being a professional rugby player?
Not listening to negative talk
Which rugby skill are you yet to master?
In your family of friends circle who is your number one supporter?
My whole family
Favourite New Zealand holiday destination?
Who inspires you?
My mum and Aunty