|Full name||Cheyse Blair|
18 January 1992 |
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||99 kg (15 st 8 lb)|
Cheyse Blair is an Australian professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League competition. He plays Wing and Centre. He has represented the NSW and Australian Schoolboys teams. His brother, Cory Blair has represented the USA Eagles in rugby union.
Rugby league career
2010-11: Career with Sydney
Blair played for the Sydney Roosters in the National Youth Competition after being selected for the Australian Schoolboys. Blair made the Roosters first grade 25-man squad, but did not play. Cheyse Blair signed with the Parramatta Eels late 2011 hoping for first grade spot.
2012-13: Career with Parramatta
Blair moved to the Eels for the 2012 season and made his NRL debut in Round 1 2012, against the Brisbane Broncos at Parramatta Stadium on wing. Scoring his first try the next game against the New Zealand Warriors in Round 2. In June 2013, Blair was one of 12 Parramatta players that were told that their futures at the club were uncertain by coach, Ricky Stuart.
2014-present: Career with Manly-Warringah
Blair signed with 2013 NRL Grand Finallist Manly-Warringah for the 2014 NRL season. After starting the season playing on the wing, Blair spent much of the season playing for Manly's NSW Cup team due to the form of Peta Hiku and the return from injury of Jorge Taufua. He played 9 first grade games for Manly in 2014, including being selected on the wing (after Taufua was dropped for poor form) in Manly's controversial 18-17 golden point extra time loss to Canterbury Bankstown in the Semi finals.
Blair is contracted to the Sea Eagles until the end of the 2015 NRL season.
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- Cheyse-ing down an NRL career | Tweed Sport | Local Sports in Tweed | Daily News. Tweednews.com.au (2009-07-22). Retrieved on 2012-09-08.