141123798

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

Biography

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.