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Aaron Cruden

Aaron Cruden is a New Zealand rugby superstar, known for his tactical flair and exciting skill-set. He made his provincial debut for Manawatu Turbos in 2008 and captained New Zealand to the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship title, as well as being named 2009 IRB Junior Player of the Year.

In 2010 Cruden made his debut for the All Blacks in a test match against Ireland. Since then, Aaron has been a pivotal player for the All Blacks, playing in the quarter final, semi final and final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He was also the highest points scorer for the All Blacks 2013 perfect season, and has a career winning percentage for the national side in the mid-90s.

Cruden also plays for the Waikato Chiefs, a team with which he won back-to-back Super Rugby titles, in 2012 and 2013.

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

By Aaron Cruden

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