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Blake Gibson

Blake Gibson
Full name Blake Gibson
Date of birth (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995
Place of birth Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 102 kg (225 lb)
School Saint Kentigern College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker, Number 8
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014– Auckland 10 (10)
correct as of 3 September 2015.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2015– Blues 4 (0)
correct as of 3 September 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2015 New Zealand under-20 7 (20)
correct as of 3 September 2015.

Blake Gibson (born 19 April 1995) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a loose forward for Auckland in the ITM Cup and the Blues in Super Rugby.[1][2][3]

Career

Gibson joined the Auckland ITM Cup team in his first year out of school and made a total of 9 appearances in his first full season scoring 2 tries.[2] He made a big enough impression that he was offered a contract as a member of the Blues wider training squad for the 2015 Super Rugby season. In 2015, Gibson made his Super Rugby debut for the Blues against the Highlanders, on the day before his 20th birthday and was named for his first start against the Hurricanes on 24 May 2015. Gibson was a vital member of the U20 All Blacks World Championship winning side in 2015, named player's player of the day on 3 occasions at the tournament. [4] Gibson was named to start for an experienced NZ Barbarians side that played against the Maori All Blacks, shortly after the 2015 Super Rugby Season had finished, playing at openside flanker, he scored the first try of the game in a standout performance. Named again to play in the Auckland side for the 2015 ITM Cup, he started the opening game of the season at openside flanker, but suffered a knee injury in the first ten minutes that kept him out for the duration of the season. Gibson was also named in the 2016 Blues squad, retaining his spot after a strong debut season.

References

  1. ^ "Blake Gibson Player Profile". Auckland Rugby. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Blake Gibson itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Blake Gibson ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Blues 2015 Squad Naming" (PDF). All Blacks.com. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
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