Beginning his career at Taranaki on New Zealand’s North Island, Blade Thomson was part of the under-20 side that won the 2010 Junior World Cup. He was introduced into the Hurricanes training squad in 2012 and joined the senior team in 2013, where he remained before moving to Welsh side Scarlets in 2018.
Having represented New Zealand Maori on six occasions, Thomson made a full international bow for Scotland in the 2019 Summer Test against France at BT Murrayfield.
He is eligible for the national team through his paternal grandfather, Robert, from Wishaw.
Date of birth: 04/12/90
Scotland Debut: October 2018
Place of birth: Auckland
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
2018 to present
France , Georgia, Ireland (replacement), Samoa, Japan
France(3), Georgia(2), Ireland(2) (replacement), Samoa