Herald on Sunday



It was one of last year’s most memorable sporting stories when former All Black Eroni Clarke’s son, Caleb, made his All Black debut in the Bledisloe Cup Test series. He became a rugby hero, cutting a swathe through the Wallabies as well as being one of the top performing players for The Blues in 2020.

In the 90s, Clarke snr played 150 times for Auckland, 51 Super Rugby games for the Blues and

Highlander­s, and made 14 appearance­s for the national side, scoring 11 tries and retiring from profession­al rugby in 2005.

He is engagement manager for NZ Rugby Pasifika and last year got back on the pitch for Three’s show Match Fit, where he got back into shape with other former rugby greats. Caleb has been called an Auckland prodigy. He was a key member of the Kiwi team in the World Sevens Series after making his internatio­nal Sevens debut in Sydney in January 2018.

The younger Clarke hopes to take the family legacy to even greater heights, chasing gold at the Tokyo Olympics this year in the All Blacks Sevens’ squad.

 ??  ?? Caleb Clarke with parents Eroni and Siala. Photo / Photosport
Caleb Clarke with parents Eroni and Siala. Photo / Photosport

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