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Otere Black

First five-eighth

Bio

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.

He made four appearances for the Hurricanes in 2015, scoring 17 points, and impressing with his composure and general ability to run the game plan, particularly against the Blues at Eden Park.

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

 

Player profile

Position
First five-eighth
Hurricane
215
Height
185
Weight
86
Date of birth
04-05-95
Birthplace
Palmerston North
Province
Manawatu
Nickname
Oats
Career
2014-2017

Stats

Provincial Teams
Manawatu
Super Rugby Caps
7
Super Rugby Points
17
Super Rugby Debut
v Rebels, Wellington, 27/03/15
Appearances
7