James Blackwell rugby player
James Blackwell rugby player

James Blackwell

1st Apr 1995 1.90m/107kg No 5 Lock

Blackwell hails from the famous Petone Rugby Club in Wellington and played his first season of provincial rugby with the Wellington Lions in 2015 and after a successful 2016 campaign was selected in the Hurricanes.

Blackwell has been touted as a player of immense potential since leaving Wellington College where he was the head prefect and captain of the first XV.

He was named to start at lock for the New Zealand U20's in their opening world cup game against Scotland in 2015.

Blackwell made his Super Rugby debut during the 2017 season having being called into the Hurricanes squad following impressive performances for Wellington.

Blackwell has carved out a reputation as a hard-working and reliable lock or loose forward. Good in the set piece at both scrum and lineout, he has deceptive skills with an ability to offload in contact.

He heads into his second Super Rugby season with 6 caps having debut against the Sunwolves in 2016.

Blackwell, named for the Hurricanes squad ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season has obtained 23 caps and will be looking to add to this.

ML 13/12/19


504247-243324-14 Wellington
No 5 Lock
2015 - present
hurricanes Hurricanes
No 5 Lock
2017 - present
nz New Zealand U20's
No 5 Lock
2015 - 2017