Champion Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has praised Hurricanes sensation Asafo Aumua, who looks set to terrorize the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup this season.
23 year old whore scored two tries in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby Aotearoa loss to the Blues last weekend, with his devastating running ball again proving too much for defenders to handle.
Aumua has long been on the All Blacks’ radar, having played non-test match tour games for New Zealand in 2017.
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He was named to the All Blacks squads last year and hasn’t played, but in his current form it looks likely to go wild against Australia in 2021.
“He’s a wrecking ball, isn’t it? He’s absolutely rock hard,” Robertson told Stan Sport’s Rugby paradise this week.
“The hitting is pretty huge and he runs between the shoulders so a lot of people bounce off him and he just has a good leg workout.”
“I had him in the 1920s (Junior All Blacks) a few years ago and he loves successful celebrations.”
The Hurricanes and Crusaders meet in the second round in Christchurch on Sunday.
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Aumua is rated at 108 kg and 1.77 m and enjoys exceptional acceleration for a man of his size.
He attributes an improved diet to his fitness boost and told a remarkable folk story in an interview with Stuff last season.
“When I was in school I was doing video analysis, filming the game because I had a concussion, and I was talking to someone in the background about that time I ate 16 pies. at breakfast, ”Aumua said.
“I was 15 or 16 and I was a lot thinner. I don’t know how I ate them, but I did.
“Someday I will do it again, not while playing rugby.”
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