Player Spotlight: Beaudein Waaka
Welcome to New England, former New Zealand All Blacks 7s pivot, Manly Marlins play-maker, and Teranaki utility back Beaudein Waaka.
Beaudein , 25-year-old 5’11” 200lbs, grew up playing rugby in Ruatoki North, in New Zealand. While representing Gisborne Boys High School, Beaudein helped his side earn the schools Super 8 Championship in 2011. His performance at age grade levels made him a standout player to watch and led to his selection to the New Zealand Schools squad in 2011 – 2012.
Beaudein went on to play for Melville Rugby Club in Hamilton in 2011 and Clifton Rugby Club in Tikorang from 2012-2013, earning a position with the Hurricanes Preseason training squad and later the Chiefs Development team in 2013.
In 2013 Beaudein made his debut for Taranaki rugby and has since been a standout player and a strong utility back for the province in the NPC/Mitre 10 cup for multiple years.
Beaudein represented the New Zealand All Blacks 7s squad in the World Sevens Series from 2015 and his on the seven-man-field makes him a quick and adaptive player and an excellent addition to the Free Jacks squad.
Most recently Beaudein continued his professional 15s experience with with the Manly Marlins competing in the Shute Shield in Sydney.
To catch Beaudein in action this year with the Free Jacks be sure to select your seats for the 2020 season in Major League Rugby while they are still available! Head to foundingmember.freejacks.com or click the tickets link above to get your seats today.