Beginning his career at Taranaki on New Zealand’s North Island, Blade Thomson was part of the young All Blacks under-20 side that won the 2010 Junior World Cup.
He played his part in that triumph, scoring two tries in the group stages against Samoa and adding another in the semi-final win over South Africa.
Thomson was introduced into Super Rugby side the Hurricanes' training squad in 2012 and joined their senior team in 2013, winning a Super Rugby title alongside the likes of Beauden Barrett in 2016.
He moved to Welsh side Scarlets in 2018, working under fellow Kiwi and current Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac.
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