- Feb 24, 1989
- Auckland (New Zealand)
Lightning-fast wing, Ken, was already a star of the IRB Sevens circuit, before making his full international debut during Samoa's Pacific Nations Cup triumph.
Although capped by Samoa, the 23-year-old – 6 feet tall and weighing 89 kgs – played his early representative career in New Zealand's colours, and in fact faced two of his future club mates – Calum Clark and Courtney Lawes – in the Baby Blacks' 2009 IRB Junior World Championship final triumph.
After five years at ITM Cup outfit North Harbour Ken linked up with the Saints squad for the 2012/13 campaign and has consitently shown his outstanding ability in broken play.
Rather than three tries scored, 21 appearances and over a kilometre with ball in hand are a more accurate representation of Ken's impact in his first season at the Gardens, not to mention a man of the match display against Glasgow and a hand in six of the 10 tries of the season.