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Name  DJ Forbes
Height  1.89 m

Weight  103 kg
Positions  Flanker

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Derek Jamie "DJ" Forbes (born 15 December 1982) is a New Zealand Rugby union player and former captain of the All Blacks Sevens team. Forbes of part Samoan descent, also plays rugby fifteens as a loose forward for Counties Manukau.


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Forbes was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Since receiving the captaincy role in 2006, he has played in over 60 tournaments, won six Sevens Series titles and two Commonwealth Games gold medals. Forbes stepped down as captain for the All Blacks Sevens to concentrate on earning a spot in the team for the 2016 Olympics.

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His uncle is the late former Samoan international Peter Fatialofa.

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Forbes was awarded the 2008 New Zealand Samoan Sportsperson of the year. He announced his retirement from Rugby Sevens in 2017. He appeared in 512 games in 89 tournaments and won 6 World Series.

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Career highlights

  • Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
  • NZ Sevens 2010
  • Counties Manukau 2008
  • Auckland NPC 2007
  • Auckland B 2006/05
  • Waitemata Sevens
  • Auckland Sevens 2005, 2006
  • Kelston College First XV 2000
  • Awards

  • IRB International Sevens Player of the Year 2008
  • New Zealand Samoan Sports Association Sportsperson of the Year 2008
  • References

    DJ Forbes Wikipedia