Havili had a breakthrough Super Rugby season in 2017, which saw him named the BNZ Crusaders Player of Year and earned him All Blacks selection.
He is the son of former Nelson Bays representative wing Bill Havili, and a product of the Nelson College First XV. He plays for Tasman in the provincial competition, and debuted for them in 2014
When he first joined the Crusaders in 2015 he was a Wider Training Group member, but earned 11 Crusaders caps that year and showed he could bring some formidable flair to the back line.
Havili made his All Blacks debut against the Pumas this year in Buenos Aires, scoring his first try on debut at the 81st minute.
He has a nifty sidestep and the ability to find gaps, talents that will be highly valued again by the BNZ Crusaders this year.