The Ngati Tumutumu-affiliated Luke Braid joined the Maori All Blacks for his first campaign with the side in 2013. He is a specialist openside flanker, with all the necessary speed and combative ability.
Luke is a player of considerable skill, which was identified at a young age. He was part of the Junior World Championship-winning New Zealand Under 20 side in 2008 and was recognised by the IRB as the Junior Player of the Year following that tournament. He has now played more than 50 Super Rugby games for the Blues and the Chiefs (for whom he made his debut).
Braid comes from a well-known New Zealand rugby family: both his brother Daniel and father Gary were All Blacks. His great-uncle George Wyman captained Eastern Canada against the All Blacks.
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