Hugh Blake

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Hugh Blake
Date of birth (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birthTauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
SchoolHamilton Boys' High School
UniversityUniversity of Otago
Occupation(s)Rugby Player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker, Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–15
2015–17
Edinburgh
Glasgow Warriors
3
6
(0)
(0)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–14
2016−
Otago
Bay of Plenty
16
8
(5)
5
Correct as of 21 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2015–
New Zealand U20
Scotland
5
1
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 2 February 2015
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2015– Scotland 7s 6 (30)

Hugh Blake (born 10 September 1992) is a New Zealand born Scottish international rugby union footballer who plays as a flanker for Bay of Plenty. He previously played for Glasgow Warriors.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

He was a Premier player for the Dunedin Rugby Football Club (formed in 1871) from 2011 to 2014.

Provincial career[edit]

Blake played for Otago in the ITM Cup.[2]

Professional career[edit]

He then was signed by Edinburgh for the 2014-15 season.

He moved to Glasgow Warriors on loan in March 2015. It was announced on 13 August 2015 that Blake has secured a two-year deal at Glasgow Warriors.

He was loaned out to Bay of Plenty for the 2016-17 season and has been named in their squad for the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup.[3]

International career[edit]

Blake represented New Zealand Under 20 in the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa.[4]

Blake's Glaswegian grandparents moved to New Zealand in the 1950s and the flanker is thus eligible to represent Scotland.[5]

He then represented Scotland at Sevens thus confirming his Scottish nationality.

On 20 January 2015, Blake was called up the senior Scotland squad for the 2015 Six Nations Championship, despite being yet to play a single game for Edinburgh at the time.[6]

He received his first full Scotland international against Ireland on 15 August 2015.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother Andrew is a football player.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11899816
  2. ^ "Hugh Blake Otago Player Profile". Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11903165
  4. ^ "Hugh Blake IRB JWC Player Profile". Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Scotland (Hugh Blake) - Scottish Rugby Union". scottishrugby.org.
  6. ^ "Edinburgh quartet earn Scotland Six Nations call-up". BBC Sport. 20 January 2015.
  7. ^ Jamie Lyall. "BBC Sport - Scotland's "physical" training readied Hugh Blake for debut". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ "Ireland vs Scotland match report: Maverick Ian Madigan proves his worth in Irish victory". The Independent.
  9. ^ Pilcher, Ross (22 September 2017). "Hibs kid Andrew Blake aims to make his mark at Edinburgh City". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 22 September 2017.