- Number: 253
- Position: Halfback
- Born: 18 June 1996
- Height: 178 cm
- Weight: 85 kg
- Province: Northland
- Blues Debut: 2016 v Hurricanes
- Blues Caps: 8
Sam is a blue chip prospect, playing for St Kentigern College for three seasons, and captaining for the final year when they won a national and the world schools crown in Japan.
The halfback from Northland was selected for NZ Schools in 2014, including wins over Fiji and Australia, and the NZ Under-20 side in 2016 where he was a standout.
Sam made his debut for Northland in 2015, with 17 caps, before being selected for the Blues in 2016, making his debut as a replacement against the Hurricanes.
He is a player with a fast and long pass, but also with an excellent kicking game and strong runner.