Born in Palmerston North, Black began his rugby career at the local College Old Boys Club and after scoring an impressive 223 points in sixteen games, he was promoted to the Manawatu Turbos ITM Cup side for 2014.
His debut campaign with the Turbos was successful for both him and his team. Manawatu finished their season top of the ITM Cup Championship division and were promoted to the Premiership for 2015 following a play-off victory over Hawke's Bay.
Black received the call up to be part of the Hurricanes' wider training squad in 2015, and got a chance to make his Super Rugby debut after a knee injury sidelined Beauden Barrett versus the Rebels in Wellington.
Despite being second choice first five after World Rugby’s Player of the Year Beauden Barrett, Black was part of the 2017 Hurricanes squad before opting to transfer to the Blues.
CAPTION: Otere Black kicks for touch against the Waratahs in round 7 of the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season. PHOTO: Getty Sport