Blake Green

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Blake Green
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Personal information
Born (1986-09-18) 18 September 1986 (age 32)
Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Five-eighth

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007 Parramatta Eels 6 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Cronulla Sharks 19 1 0 0 4
2010 Canterbury Bulldogs 18 2 0 0 8
2011–12 Hull Kingston Rovers 40 18 0 0 72
2013–14 Wigan Warriors 49 18 0 0 72
2015–16 Melbourne Storm 50 10 0 0 40
2017 Manly Sea Eagles 24 3 0 0 12
2018– New Zealand Warriors 22 2 0 0 8
Total 228 54 0 0 216
As of 25 May 2018

Blake Green (born 18 September 1986) is an Australian rugby league footballer who plays for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League. Currently at the eighth professional club of his career, Green is a journeyman. Primarily playing as a five-eighth, he won the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man-of-the-match in the 2013 Super League Grand Final whilst playing for the Wigan Warriors.

Green previously played for the Parramatta Eels, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the NRL, the Hull Kingston Rovers, and Wigan in the Super League, before returning to the NRL with the Melbourne Storm, and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

Background

Born in Fairfield, Green played junior rugby league for Cabramatta Two Blues & Hills District Bulls. Blake attended Westfields Sports High School from 1999-2004 and played for and captained the Australian Schoolboys team in 2004.[5]

Playing career

Green made his professional rugby league début during the 2007 NRL season with the Parramatta Eels before being snapped up by the Cronulla Sharks on a two-year deal. He moved to the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2010, enjoying his most consistent season to that point playing 18 games in the halves.

In October 2010 it was announced that Green had inked a two-year deal with the East Riding of Yorkshire club Hull Kingston Rovers, starting from the 2011 Super League season. Blake is linking up with former colleague Michael Dobson to form a new partnership at half-back for the Robins. Crusaders based in Wales currently playing in European Super League were also in the running to sign him as a specialist halfback for 2010's Super League XV.[6][7]

Blake won the Harry Sunderland Trophy in the 2013 Super League Grand Final against the Warrington Wolves on 5 October 2013 as he helped Wigan come from 16-2 down to win 30-16 as he scored the try which moved Wigan 24-16 ahead in a crucial stage of the game as he put on a fantastic display at stand off despite taking a cheap shot on the ground from Warrington's Ben Westwood after just three minutes which left Blake on the ground out cold for a few minutes and with a black eye and fractured eye socket.

On 10 June 2014, Blake announced he would leave Wigan at the end of the season.[8][9] Since returning to the NRL he has been in career-best form with the Melbourne Storm.

Blake then signed for Manly for a two-year deal and got 3 tries and formed a combination with Daly Cherry Evans.

On 20 November 2017, Green was released from the final year of his contract with Manly to join the New Zealand Warriors on a three-year deal.[10][11]

Honors

2004 - Australian Schoolboys Rugby League team
2013 - Winner Super League Grand Final - Wigan Warriors
2013 - Winner Harry Sunderland Trophy - Wigan Warriors
2013 - Winner Challenge Cup - Wigan Warriors
2014 - Runner-Up Super League Grand Final - Wigan Warriors
2016 - NRL Minor Premiers - Melbourne Storm
2016 - Runner-Up NRL Grand Final - Melbourne Storm

References

  1. ^ "Hull KR The Official Site of the Robins". web page. Hull Kingston Rovers RLFC. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ loverugbyleague
  3. ^ "Black Green". Rugby League Project.
  4. ^ NRL Stats
  5. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
  6. ^ Wilson, Andy (18 January 2010). "Wakefield Trinity keen to bring Lesley Vainikolo back to Super League". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  8. ^ "RUGBY-LEAGUE.COM". Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  9. ^ http://www1.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12040/9343969/super-league-blake-green-to-leave-wigan-warriors-at-the-end-of-the-season
  10. ^ Skipwith, David (20 November 2017). "Blake Green signs with Warriors". NZ Herald. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Blake Green signs three year deal with New Zealand Warriors". news.com.au. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2018.

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