Former All Black John Afoa could 'play into his 40s'
February 2, 2021 11:59 am
Former All Blacks prop John Afoa [Source: stuff.co.nz]
Former All Blacks prop John Afoa could play up to his 40s after getting a 10 out of 10 rating for his latest effort for Bristol Bears which is leading the English rugby premiership.
The 37-year-old who was a World Cup winner in 2011 – jointly topped the Bears ratings after a crushing 48-3 win over Bath.
Afoa plays with Semi Radradra, Siva Naulago, fellow ex-All Blacks Charles Piutau and Steven Luatua for the Bears.
The tight-head prop carried strong and consistently but it wasn’t just Afoa’s carries that made his display stand-out, he was everywhere both in attack and defence.
Afoa has added strenghth to a Bears pack containing on-loan England forwards Kyle Sinckler and Ben Earl, and rejuvenated Fiji-born England back-rower Nathan Hughes.