Luke Braid rugby player
Luke Braid rugby player

Luke Braid

5th Oct 1988 1.82m/100kg Openside Flanker

A specialist openside flanker, Braid made his mark during the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship captaining the side to a victorious campaign and he was named IRB Junior Player of the Year in the same year.

In 2010, he made his Chiefs debut against the Lions, with the Chiefs winning 65 – 72 away from home. The match set several new records for Super Rugby including the highest aggregate score in a single match (137 points), highest score by an away side (72) and the most tries scored in a Super Rugby match (18). Braid appeared 8 times during the 2010 season as the Chiefs finished in 10th place.

Son of former All Black Gary Braid, Luke made 8 appearances for the Chiefs in 2010 before signing for the Blues in 2011.

He spent four seasons at the Blues making over 60 appearances before confirming that he would join Top14 side Union Bordeaux Begles in 2015.

In January 2019, Braid left Bordeaux-Begles six months before his contract was up for personal reasons.

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chiefs Chiefs
Openside Flanker
2009 - 2010
Untitled (3) Bay of Plenty
Openside Flanker
2008 - 2013
ARU-Crest Auckland
Openside Flanker
2013 - 2014
auckland-blues Blues
Openside Flanker
2011 - 2015
ub Union Bordeaux Begles
Openside Flanker
2015 - 2019