Age: 26 // Height: 1.79m // Weight: 90kg Caps: 14 // Starts at No 10: 2 First Cap: 2015 Super Rugby Position: No 10 Super Rugby Seasons: 6 Achievements: Super Rugby title 2015 Lima Sopoaga has become one of the best game managers in New Zealand rugby. That’s his key skill.
He has shown with the Highlanders, where he has been a regular starter since 2013, that he can follow a plan and adapt it as he sees fit.
He reads the game superbly and it is this ability which has seen him become an All Blacks match-day regular since 2016.
He is the back-up to Barrett and a more than safe pair of hands to have in reserve.