Andrew Makalio
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Andrew Makalio

Andrew Makalio
Date of birth (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 28)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight128 kg (282 lb; 20 st 2 lb)
SchoolOnehunga High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Tasman, Crusaders
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015 Wairarapa Bush 10 (0)
2016- Tasman 51 (70)
2017- Crusaders 43 (20)
Correct as of 14 November 2020
2017 New Zealand Barbarians 1 (0)
2019 Barbarian F.C. 2 (0)
2020 South Island 0 (0)
Correct as of 22 August 2020

Andrew Makalio (born 22 January 1992) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a hooker for Tasman in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and for the Crusaders in the international Super Rugby competition.[1][2]

Early career

Originally from Auckland, Makalio started playing rugby at the age of 15 while attending Onehunga High School. He made his way through the Auckland club rugby scene and was named man of the match as his side, Grammar TEC lifted the Gallaher Shield in 2015. Unable to crack the Auckland Mitre 10 Cup team, he headed south to play for Wairarapa Bush in the Heartland Championship before heading to Marlborough based side Harlequins in 2016.

Senior career

Makalio's move south proved to be a fruitful one as after just one season in Marlborough club rugby, he was chosen to replace the departing Quentin MacDonald in the Tasman Mako squad for the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup. He instantly established himself as the first choice in the number 2 jersey, making 11 appearances, 10 of them from the start and scoring 2 tries as the Mako finished as Premiership runners up in 2016.[3] He was part of the Tasman team that won the Mitre 10 Cup in 2019 for the first time. Makalio was selected in the South Island squad for the North vs South rugby union match in 2020 but did not play. In Round 9 of the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup Makalio played his 50th game for the Mako against Canterbury.

Super Rugby

After just one full season and 11 appearances at provincial level, Makalio was handed a Super Rugby contract by the Crusaders ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season. The side went on to win the title and then backed it up in 2018 and 2019 making it 3 in row. The team also won the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition in 2020.

Career Honours




  1. ^ "Andrew Makalio". Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Andrew Makalio". Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Andrew Makalio". Retrieved 2016.

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