- POSITION Back Row
- DOB 02/04/1991
- WEIGHT 111Kg 17st 7lbs
- HEIGHT 6ft 4in
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The influential back-rower made his Super Rugby debut the Wellington-based Hurricanes in 2012 and is closing in on the 100-game mark at the end of the 2018 campaign.
During his time at the Westpac Stadium, Shields played a prominent role in the Hurricanes’ 2016 Championship-winning season and a year later skippered the side against the touring British and Irish Lions.
Having made his provincial debut as a 19-year-old, Shields has also regularly represented Wellington in New Zealand’s domestic competitions and was their player-of-the-season in 2016.
Shields was part of the New Zealand U20s side that retained the Junior IRB World Championship title in 2011, and was often spoken of as a future All Black.
However, in late 2017 he opted to switch to the Premiership with Wasps, and utilising his English nationality was immediately selected by Eddie Jones for the 2018 summer tour of South Africa where he won his first international caps.