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Jonathan Ruru (born 2 February 1993) is a New Zealand rugby union player who plays for the Blues in the Super Rugby competition.[1] 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.

Jonathan Ruru
Date of birth (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthNapier, New Zealand
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)
SchoolNapier Boys' High School
Notable relative(s)Michael Ruru (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Half-back
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hawke's Bay
Correct as of 26 November 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Māori All Blacks 3 (0)
Correct as of 26 November 2018
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2016 New Zealand 2

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'.


  1. ^ "Jonathan Ruru". Retrieved 11 December 2017.