James Tucker rugby player
James Tucker rugby player

James Tucker

5th Aug 1994 1.97m/115kg No 5 Lock

Part of the 2015 Waikato Ranfurly Shield winning side, lock James Tucker made his Super Rugby debut in the 2015/16 season.

The former New Zealand Under 20’s representative offers flexibility with the ability to play both lock and six. He was also part of the Waikato Ranfurly Shield winning team and won the Waikato Supporters Club Forward of the Year.

Tucker is familiar to the Gallagher Chiefs environment having trained with the side and been part of the Chiefs Development programme in the previous season.

Tucker represented the Chiefs on 4 occasions during the 2016 Super Rugby and was included in the Chiefs 2017 Super Rugby squad.

Tucker was also a member of the New Zealand Under-20 side which finished in 3rd place in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.

Tucker was named in the Blues Super Rugby squad for 2020.

In 2021, he played 6 game for the Brumbies before returning to the Blues.

In 2022 he turned out for the Blues nine times and managed to cross the try line once.

S.C May 2023


Untitled (4) Waikato
No 5 Lock
2014 - present
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No 4 Lock
2017 - present
hurricanes Hurricanes
No 5 Lock
2024 - present
nz New Zealand U20's
No 5 Lock
2014 - 2014
chiefs Chiefs
No 4 Lock
2015 - 2017
image (10) Zebre Parma
No 4 Lock
2017 - 2018
brumbies ACT Brumbies
No 5 Lock
2021 - 2021
auckland-blues Blues
No 5 Lock
2019 - 2023