Josh Blackie

28 Nov 2015
Josh Blackie returned to New Zealand Rugby in 2009 after two seasons playing in Kobe, Japan.

For the former Otago, Highlanders, New Zealand Sevens and Junior All Black openside flanker, it was also a return home, as Blackie was raised and educated in west Auckland. 

He made one appearance for the Blues as a draft player in 2002, but was only able to add six more games to his tally in 2009 as a knee injury kept him on the sidelines for much of the season.

Blackie has since returned to Japan play for Kobe Steel.


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Blues players stand for a minute's silence before their game against the Reds

07 November 2010

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Blues flanker Josh Blackie on the charge

07 November 2010

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Blues flanker Josh Blackie packs down

07 November 2010



Blues Number 100
Position Flanker
Born 03/08/1979
Height 1.93m
Weight 105kg
Province Auckland
Blues Debut 2002 v Brumbies
Blues Caps 7

Match Statistics

Minutes Played: 393
Tackle success %: 87.5%
Attempted: 80
Assist: 25
Tackles Made: 70
Tackles Missed: 10
Effective Offloads: 6
Hit ups: 36
Hitups over GL %: 66.48%
Line Breaks: 0
Metres Gained: 225
Offloads: 6
Tackle Breaks: 2
Tries Scored: 0
Total Passes: 30
Handling Errors: 7
Lost Possessions: 3
Penalties: 4
Kicking Metres: 0
Total Kicks: 0