Josh Blackie

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Josh Blackie
Date of birth (1979-08-03) 3 August 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
School Liston College
University Massey University
Occupation(s) General manager (Pacific Island Players' Association)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–14 Kobe Steelers 43 ((90))
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–06 Otago 73 ((115))
Correct as of 29 January 2007
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 12 February 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
NZ Under 21s
Junior All Blacks
Correct as of 29 January 2007
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Team competition

Josh Blackie (born 3 August 1979) is a former New Zealand rugby union player who notably played for Otago in the National Provincial Championship and the Highlanders in Super Rugby. He also had a long stint for the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers in Japan and played a season with the Blues in 2008. His position of choice was flanker.

He has played over a dozen tournaments as part of the New Zealand Rugby Sevens team. He won a Gold medal at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

On 23 April 2007, it was announced that Blackie would leave the Otago Rugby Football Union and the Highlanders to take up a contract to play rugby in Japan[1] for the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers.[2]

On 10 October 2008, it was stated that Blackie signed a 2-year deal with the Auckland Rugby Union,[3] making him eligible for the Blues and the All Blacks. Blackie cited the reason for moving to Auckland instead of Otago was he was born and raised in Auckland.

In 2013 Blackie established a scholarship of academic and sports fees for a year 10 student at his old school Liston College.[4]


  1. ^ "Blackie off to Japan". Television New Zealand. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ NZ Exodus turns into a flood Archived 18 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Auckland Rugby Union – News Article Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 16 August 2011.
  4. ^ Liston College Newsletter 117, 19 March 2013 (Retrieved 2 April 2013)

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