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Mike Blair
Scotland
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Full name Michael Robert Leighton Blair
Born April 20, 1981, Edinburgh
Current age 33 years 246 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Brive, Edinburgh, Newcastle Falcons, Scotland
Position Scrum-half
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 194 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2002-2012 85 49 36 35 7 0 0 0 33 52 0 38.82
Five/Six Nations 2003-2012 39 19 20 5 1 0 0 0 9 30 0 23.07
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2011 8 7 1 5 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 62.50

Career statistics
Test debut Canada v Scotland at Vancouver, Jun 15, 2002 match details
Last Test Scotland v South Africa at Murrayfield, Nov 17, 2012 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2013-2014 28 23 5 10 2 0 0 0 6 22 0 21.42
Newcastle Falcons 2013-2014 28 23 5 10 2 0 0 0 6 22 0 21.42
Profile

Mike Blair made a try-scoring debut for Scotland against Canada on the 2002 North American tour, having already won honours at Schools, U19, U21, Sevens and 'A' levels by the time he won his first Test cap, aged 21.

He would go on to enjoy a glittering ten-year international career during which he won 85 caps, skippered Scotland on 14 occasions, toured with the British & Irish Lions in 2009 and become the only Scottish player thus far to be nominated for IRB Player of the Year award (2008).

Blair called time on his international career on the eve of the 2013 Six Nations in order to open the selection door for other players as he did not believe the 2015 Rugby World Cup is a "realistic personal target". He retired as Scotland's most-capped scrum-half and his country's third-most capped player of all-time.

A product of The Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh Accies and Boroughmuir RFC, Blair also enjoyed ten years with Edinburgh (which he shared with his brothers David and Alex) before embarking on a new chapter in his career by signing for French club Brive at the start of the 2012-13 season.

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Aug 21, 2013
Newcastle Falcons unveil new signing Mike Blair
Newcastle Falcons unveil new signing Mike Blair
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Nov 11, 2012
Scotland's Mike Blair wings the ball out
Scotland's Mike Blair wings the ball out
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Nov 11, 2012
Scotland's Mike Blair looks to shift the ball
Scotland's Mike Blair looks to shift the ball
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Jun 5, 2012
Scotland scrum-half Mike Blair
Scotland scrum-half Mike Blair
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