1999 - Otago Highlanders Squad
John Blaikie

Born - 28. 12. 73 at Hamilton
Physical - 1.98 m ; 108 kg
Position - Lock
School - Otago Boys High School ; Otago University
NPC Team - Otago
First Class Career - 69 games, 1 try
Super 12 Career -18 games


All of his Highlanders games have been consecutive. He continues a tradition of high performing, but not high profile locks from Otago.

Nick Name - JB
My earliest rugby memory is of - Barefoot rugby at Matangi Hillcrest
The position I played at secondary school was - Lock
My favourite rugby star back then (if obscure, qualify) - Bernie Fraser
The player I respect the most is - Justin Cullen
If there's one side I like to beat it is (Why?) - The Dunedin Sharks
The best thing about rugby is - Friends you make
The worst thing about rugby is - Injuries
My best moment in rugby was - Getting selected for Otago
My best moment outside of rugby was - Graduating from University 

• Food - Pork
• Book/Magazine - Wilbur Smith Novels
• T.V Programme - The 3 Network News
• Movie - Shanshank Redemption
• Actor/Actress - Careron Diaz (The Mask)
• Country to visit - France
• Ground - Carisbrook

I hate it when - It rains
I'd hate to be without - Don Cameron
The best advice my mother gave me was - Always say thank you
The Sportsperson I most admired is - Sir Edmond Hilary
For relaxation I like to - Read, watch T.V
If I wasn't a rugby player I'd like to be - Prime Minister
My other major interest is - Speaking other languages
My ambition in life is - To have fun
I was stranded on a desert island I'd like to meet - A boat builder
Other Interests: (e.g. Music etc., Can you play a musical instrument) - Golf, music  


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