John Blaikie

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John Blaikie
Full name John Blaikie
Date of birth (1973-12-28) 28 December 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Hamilton, New Zealand
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
School Otago Boys
University Otago University
Cambridge University
Notable relative(s)

Duncan Blaikie (brother)

Guy Blaikie (cousin)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2005 Grenoble ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–2002 Highlanders 53 ()

John Blaikie (born 28 December 1973 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a retired rugby union footballer.

Playing career[edit]

A hard-working, reliable lock, Blaikie attended Otago Boys' High School and quickly moved into the Otago provincial side. He made his debut for the Highlanders in 1997, and was a regular starter by 1998.

Through the Highlanders most successful period from 1998–2002, Blaikie was a fixture in the line-up, and was a member of the team that reached the 1999 Super 12 Final. In 1999 and 2000, he was a teammate of his brother Duncan, who was a loose forward for the squad.

Although he was selected to New Zealand A squads, he was never selected to the All Blacks.

In 2002, Blaikie moved to FC Grenoble in France, where he spent three seasons before retiring from professional rugby. Following his retirement, he attended Cambridge University and played for the varsity squad.

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