Albertian Caleb Clarke has been named in a 13-strong All Blacks Sevens squad for the Sydney Sevens, to be held this weekend.
Caleb was the youngest player to secure a Super Rugby contract, after playing for Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup.
His rise through the ranks comes as no surprise to MAGS Director of Rugby Geoff Moon, who coached Caleb in the First XV from 2014-2016. He says Caleb began playing for the First XV when he was only 14, and made the New Zealand Secondary Schools side when he was an Under-16 player.
The gifted winger was a star of the 2016 First XV that won the New Zealand Championship, and helped the NZ Under 20 team win the Under 20 World Cup held in Georgia last year.
Geoff Moon says, “He’s got a great pedigree, of course, but he’s a very humble, honest person and he’s remembered fondly by all those that played with him. He always put the team first but he could also score 100-metre tries where I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”