Charlie Gamble rugby player
Charlie Gamble rugby player

Charlie Gamble

25th Apr 1996 1.85m/104kg Openside Flanker

Originally a product of the Crusaders Academy, Gamble came to Sydney for a new challenge and found himself in the Kentwell Cup playing social rugby to rediscover his love for the game.

Gamble grew up playing in his native New Zealand, where he grew up a schoolboy star at St Bedes in Christchurch and was drafted into the Crusaders academy system at the age of 18 in 2014.

In 2018, Gamble was playing Subbies rugby for Petersham Rugby Club in Sydney, after he had been contacted on Facebook by a recruiter for Petersham and the club helped him get a job as a delivery driver.

On the back of their dominant flanker, Petersham won the Kentwell Cup and Gamble won every award possible. He was presented with the NSW Suburban Rep Player of the Year at NSW Rugby’s Matt Burke Medal night in 2018, in front of Waratahs guys he would be calling his teammates a bit over a year later.

In mid-2019, Gamble made the move to Easts in the Shute Shield NRC. Gamble continued to be a dominate and went on to play for Sydney in the NRC as well. His strong skills at the breakdown and turnover ability caught the eye of the Waratahs who he signed with in October ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby Season.

Credit: Iain Payten at Rugbycomau


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