Hurricanes

Blade Thomson

Position
Lock, Loose Forward
Hurricane
195
Height
198
Weight
107
Date of birth
04/12/1990
Birthplace
Auckland
Province
Taranaki
Career
2013 -
Points
15 (3t)
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Bio

Blade Thomson’s value to the Hurricanes as a hard-working, all-action loose forward was perhaps best summed up with his Man of the Match two-try performance against the Crusaders in 2014. This was part of an eye-catching second season for the Hurricanes for the Taranaki player who went on to win the ITM Cup with his province later in the season.

Soon after, Thomson signed on for the Hurricanes for a further two years. 

He earned his first full Super Rugby contract in 2013 after being a member of the Hurricanes Wider Training Squad in 2012.

Thompson joined the Hurricanes from Taranaki, but he emerged from Poverty Bay as a member of the Gisborne Boys’ High School First XV and as part of the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ team in 2008 - winning the Bronze Boot award as the Player of the Match in that year’s schoolboy Test against Australia.

He made his one and only appearance of the year against the Crusaders in the last game of the season.

Thomson was a member of the New Zealand U20 team that won the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina.

He is also a former New Zealand Secondary Schools volleyball representative.

In 2013 Thomson was Taranaki’s Player of the Year, the No. 8 playing every minute of every game for the amber and blacks.

Stats

Provincial Teams
Taranaki
Super Rugby Caps
14
Super Rugby Points
15 (3t)
Super Rugby Debut
2013, Crusaders
Appearances
14

Favourite things

Song:
Burning J
Band or Singer:
Kora
Book or Magazine:
NZ Rugby
Movie:
American Gangster
Holiday Destination:
Gisborne
Food:
Boil Up
Sport Team or Individual:
Patrick Willis
Chores as a Kid
Everything
Hobbies
Volley Ball

Education

School
Gisborne Boys
Favourite subject:
PE
Worst subject:
Maths

Rugby facts

Earliest Rugby Memory
Cold feet
Position When Younger
2nd Five
Most Admired Rugby Player
Zinzan Brooke
Biggest Rugby Influence
Mum
Most Memorable Rugby Moment
Winning top 4 for Gisborne Boys High School

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