DJ Forbes

All Blacks Sevens (2006-present)
Counties Manukau (2008-13)
Auckland (2007)

DJ Forbes has been the one player who has defined the New Zealand sevens teams the past decade – his distinctive shaved head and at times bushy beard have been the hallmark of a player known for his physicality and bustling defence. He finished the 2015/16 season equalling the record for Sevens Series appearances, having taken part in 79 tournaments since pulling on the black jersey for the first time in 2006. A natural leader, he stepped away from the captaincy in 2015, to concentrate on getting in the best possible shape to win selection for the Olympic team. During his 10 years in black New Zealand has won six World Series titles and he earned a Commonwealth Games gold medal (Delhi, 2010) and silver (Glasgow, 2014). Forbes was International Sevens Player of the Year in 2008 and New Zealand Sevens Player of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2014. 


Rugby ground:
Hong Kong
Rugby player and why: Michael Jones-he has the same values and is an inspirational player
Food: Mercury wonton noodle soup
Actor/Actress: Jason Statham
Movie: Whatever is in my son’s DVD player
Book/Magazine: The Bible
Singer/Band/Music type: J Boog and Spawn Breezie
Holiday destination: Greece
Non-rugby sports team: Silver Ferns
If you could meet one person, who would it, be and why: B.I.G and Tupac, to ask what really happened
Earliest rugby memories: Mini football in bare feet - oranges at half time
I hate it when….that ‘fish’ gets away
I can’t live without….. the people I love
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be….fisherman

1.89m, 104kg
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Counties Manukau