New England Free Jacks signed Beaudein Waaka for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old center/utility back is 5’11”, and 200lbs. He will be 26 when the season begins.
Beaudein is from Ruatoki North, New Zealand. He attended Gisborne Boys High School where he played rugby and helped the team become Super 8 Champions in 2011. He won selected to the New Zealand School and Hurricanes Schools during 2011-2012 , played for Melville Rugby Club in 2011, Clifton Rugby Club from 2012-2013, the Hurricanes Preseason training squad in 2012, and the Chiefs Development team in 2013.
In 2013 he began playing for Taranaki through 2018 in the ITM Cup, which became the Mitre 10 Cup. The team won the 2014 Championship. Currently, he has played with Manly in the Shute Shield in Sydney,
All Blacks Sevens
Beaudein played with the New Zealand All Blacks Sevens team from 2015-2018. His sister Stacey, also debuted for the Black Ferns that year.
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