|Born||15/08/1988 in Lincoln|
|Provincial Points||40 (8t)|
|Provincial Debut||2007 v Counties Manukau|
|Super Rugby Caps||49|
|Super Rugby Points||10 (2t)|
|Super Rugby Debut||2008 v Bulls|
Nasi Manu played first-class rugby before he had even played club rugby – a rare distinction. A nephew of former Australian test loose forward Daniel Manu, he played for New Zealand Secondary Schools in 2005 and 2006, and for New Zealand under 19 and under 20 teams. Manu made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders in 2008, and was first selected for the Highlanders in 2010. Manu is a strong running number 8 who brings explosive power to the Highlanders back three.