Caleb Clarke

Caleb Clarke
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  • Number: 285
  • Position: Outside Back
  • Born: 29/03/99
  • Height: 189
  • Weight: 107
  • Province: Auckland
  • Provincial Debut: 2017 v Counties Manukau
  • Blues Debut: 2018 v Waratahs
  • Blues Caps: 5

Out of the Suburbs club in West Auckland, Caleb is a former Mt Albert Grammar star, where he played in the 1st XV backline for three years. He was also an Auckland schools sprint champion. Caleb moved into the Blues via the ITC programme in 2018 after coming through the Blues development programme for some years. He is the son of Blues and All Black great Eroni.

Caleb played for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 2016 and 2017. He has also featured prominently in the World Rugby Junior World Championship, winning the 2017 edition in Georgia and playing a second time in 2018.

Caleb made his debut in the Mitre 10 Cup for Auckland in 2017, still aged just 18.

In 2018 Caleb completed his rise through the Blues U17, U18 and U20 squads to play for the title winning team at the Brisbane 10s. Not long after saw Caleb earn his full team debut against the Waratahs.

After winning the Mitre 10 Cup with Auckland, scoring a crucial try in the final, Caleb will be looking to add to his growing trophy collection in 2019.