Player Details

highlanders # 180
Position First Five-Eighth
Born 10/10/1987 in Christchurch
Height 1.83m
club High School Old Boys
Weight 93kg
Province Canterbury
Provincial Caps 41
Provincial Points 286 (9t, 56c, 43p)
Provincial Debut 2008 v Manawatu
Super Rugby Caps 33
Super Rugby Points 101 (2t, 20c, 16p 1d)
Super Rugby Debut 2009 v Chiefs (Crusaders)
Test Caps 10
Test Points 60pts (3t, 18c, 3p)
Test Debut 2010 v Australia


Another of the Highlanders All Black Rugby World Cup winners, Colin Slade made his first class debut for Canterbury in the 2008 domestic competition and made an immediate impact.  A versatile player who can play first five eight, wing or full back, he also has a strong kicking game both in general play and from the tee.  His debut Super Rugby season was with the Crusaders; after 26 appearances he joined the Highlanders for their 2011 campaign.  Slade will be looking for increased game time in 2013 following a spell on the sideline in 2012 due to serious injury.