Jonathan Ruru (born 2 February 1993) is a New Zealand rugby union player who plays for the Blues in the Super Rugby competition. His position of choice is scrum-half. He is the little brother of Rebels player Michael Ruru. Ruru has represented the New Zealand Maori All Blacks and The All Black Sevens Teams.
|Date of birth||2 February 1993|
|Place of birth||Napier, New Zealand|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)|
|School||Napier Boys' High School|
|Notable relative(s)||Michael Ruru (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
A Hawkes Bay product, Ruru was ranked No 4 in his province in 2015, before finding an opportunity in an injury-hit Otago team in 2016 where he became a regular halfback in the Mitre 10 Cup.
He also earnedn a trial for the New Zealand Sevens, making the squad for two tournaments in 2016. He continued as a regular in 2017 impressing to earn a contract with the Blues, following his older brother who played for the Western Force. Ruru's form in the Mitre 10 Cup earned him a contract with the Blues and he has also been selected for the 2017 New Zealand Maori tour.
A distant descendant of Kahunaraki. There are various simularaties between Ruru and his ancestor. Jonathan is also known as 'Kahu'.