Aaron Cruden is one of the best attacking players in international rugby with a strong boot and proven ability to spark his backline. The Manawatu first five-eighth has established himself as one of the world's leading playmakers since making his Super Rugby debut in 2010.
Cruden was the main architech behind the Manawatu Turbos 2011 Championship Final run in the ITM Cup NPC. Following his outstanding form in 2011 Aaron Cruden solidified his place in the All Blacks with an impressive call up into the World Cup Squad which saw him guide the team past Argentina and then Australia in the Semi Finals with outstanding displays.
- Position: First Five Eighth
- Number of Manawatu Games: 33
- High School Club: Palmerston North Boys High School
- Manawatu Club: College Old Boys
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 08 January 1989