Cameron Blades

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Cameron Blades
Birth nameCameron David Blades
Date of birth (1971-04-16) 16 April 1971 (age 48)
Place of birthSydney, Australia
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
SchoolKillara High School
Notable relative(s)Andrew Blades
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Gordon RFC
Randwick DRUFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

NSW Waratahs
Glasgow Warriors


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Australia U21
Australia A


Teams coached
Years Team
2012–13 Southern Districts

Cameron Blades (born 16 April 1971) is an Australian international former rugby union player who played at the loosehead prop position, but could also cover at tighthead prop and hooker. He played professionally for New South Wales Waratahs and Glasgow Warriors.

Blades was born in Sydney. He had one full international cap for Australia against England in Sydney on 12 July 1997. Australia won the match 25 - 6.[1] He also played for the Australian Under 21s. His brother Andrew Blades also played for Australia and was a member of the 1999 Rugby World Cup winning team.

He was signed for Glasgow Warriors in 2001 by coach Richie Dixon and entered the UK because of his Irish passport,[2] leaving the New South Wales Waratahs.[3] This meant he could play in the Heineken Cup as a non-foreigner. While not playing for Warriors, he played for Glasgow Hawks.[4][5]


Blades turned to rugby coaching after his playing career, and was head coach at Southern Districts for two seasons where his team finished as runner-up in the Shute Shield grand final of 2012.[6] He was appointed as forwards coach of the Australia U20 team in 2014, before joining the New South Wales Waratahs as the set-piece coach for the Super Rugby season of 2016.[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Wallabies Profile Page".
  2. ^ "Blades switch to Glasgow". ESPN scrum.
  3. ^ "Glasgow Warriors - Cameron Blades".
  4. ^ "Glasgow Warriors - Blades goes to Hawks".
  5. ^ "Glasgow Warriors - Hawks draft three more Warriors".
  6. ^ Brad Forrest (6 November 2013). "Blades steps down from Southern Districts rugby coaching role". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader.
  7. ^ "New set-piece coach Cameron Blades says Waratahs must improve". The Australian. 9 December 2015.