Born: 28 January, 1991 – Wellington
Test record: 9 Tests (2015-17) – 3 tries, 5 goals, 1 field goal (23 points)
Tours: 2015 tour of England, 2016 Four Nations

Ultra-versatile Brisbane Broncos back Jordan Kahu played nine Tests for New Zealand at centre and fullback from 2015-17.

Lower Hutt-born Kahu played rugby union at Wellington College and for Petone, before heading across the Tasman and attended famed rugby league nursery Keebra Park High. He was picked up by the Broncos and played for the club’s NYC team in 2010-11 but endured a succession of serious knee injuries.

Kahu recovered to make his NRL debut in 2013 and, following another ACL setback, had a breakout 2015 season switching between fullback, wing and centre. He kicked two goals from the flank in the Broncos’ golden point grand final loss to North Queensland Cowboys.

Selected in a youthful Kiwis squad for the Test series in England at the end of 2015, Kahu played all three matches in the centres. He kicked a goal and slotted a crucial field goal in the 9-2 second-Test win in London and scored a try as New Zealand lost the Wigan decider 20-14.

Kahu enjoyed arguably his best season in 2016, representing World All Stars against Indigenous All Stars, scoring 15 tries for the Broncos and playing in five Tests for the Kiwis – all at fullback. The 25-year-old crossed for both of New Zealand’s tries in the loss to Australia in the Four Nations final at Anfield.

The elusive utility played his last match for the Kiwis at centre in the 2017 Anzac Test, a season in which he accumulated a career-high 187 points in the Broncos’ run to the preliminary final. A groin injury ruled him out of World Cup contention.

A fractured jaw interrupted his 2018 campaign, while he linked with the Cowboys the following season. He played for Māori All Stars in their inaugural clash with Indigenous All Stars in 2019 and played 19 games for the Cowboys, but his return to the Broncos in 2020 garnered just two further first-grade appearances. He hung up the boots with 43 tries and 547 points from 116 NRL games to his credit.