Cheyse Blair

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Cheyse Blair
Cheyse Blair Manly.jpg
Personal information
Full name Cheyse Blair
Born (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 25)
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)[1]
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–13 Parramatta Eels 28 7 0 0 28
2014–15 Manly Sea Eagles 16 8 0 0 32
2016– Melbourne Storm 21 12 0 0 48
Total 65 27 0 0 108
As of 17 March 2017

Cheyse Blair is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League. He plays as a centre and winger and previously played for the Parramatta Eels and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

Early life[edit]

Born in Tweed Heads, New South Wales Blair played his rugby league for the Bilambil Jets and attended Tweed River High School.[2]

Rugby league club career[edit]

Sydney Roosters (2010–11)[edit]

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.

Parramatta Eels (2012–13)[edit]

Blair playing for the New South Wales Under 20s in 2012

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.

Manly Sea Eagles (2014–15)[edit]

Blair signed with 2013 NRL Grand Finalist 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. He was contracted to the Sea Eagles until the end of the 2015 NRL season.

Melbourne Storm (2016–present)[edit]

On 8 October 2015, Blair signed a one-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2016.[3] He played in the 2016 NRL Grand Final aganist Cronulla Sharks.

Rugby league representative career[edit]

Blair has represented the NSW and Australian Schoolboys teams.

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Cory Blair has represented the USA Eagles in rugby union.

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