Hugh Blake

Hugh Patrick Blake made his Scotland debut against Ireland in the 2015 Summer Test match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, becoming Scotland's 1066th cap.

He arrived in Scotland at the end of 2014 to join Edinburgh Rugby and was an unused squad member during the 2015 RBS 6 Nations, but impressed for Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland 7s before earning a move west to Glasgow Warriors in the summer.

The flanker represented New Zealand at under-20 level in the 2012 Junior World Championship in South Africa. Later that year he made his debut for Otago in the ITM Cup and played 20 games for the provincial side.

He was rewarded with a spot in the Highlanders wider training squad for the Super Rugby 2013 season before being drafted into the Chiefs side as injury cover.

Hugh kicked off his rugby career aged 11 for Pirongia RC in Waikato and played through the provincial age grades, from under-14 through to under-18.

He moved south to Dunedin and represented Otago at under-19 and under-20 levels.

The 22-year-old former Hamilton Boys’ High School pupil joined Edinburgh Rugby in December on a trial period and made his first appearance later that month in the A team which played Glasgow A at BT Murrayfield.

Hugh qualifies through his paternal Glaswegian grandparents, Hugh and Maureen, who moved to New Zealand in the late 1950s.

Stats

Caps
1
Tries
0
Starts
1
Conversions
0
Replacements
0
Penalty goals
0
Points
0
Drop goals
0

Appearances

International record (1):

2015: I(2)
Position: 
Back-row
D.O.B.: 10/09/92
Place of birth:
Tauranga, New Zealand
Height: 6ft 1in (1.87m)
Weight: 16st (102kg)
Twitter: HughBlake_7