Blake Leary (born 4 December 1990) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Lezignan Sangliers in the Elite One Championship. He primarily plays at lock and second-row, but can also fill in at hooker.
|Born||4 December 1990|
Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||97 kg (15 st 4 lb)|
|Position||Lock, Second-row, Hooker|
As of 25 February 2018
He played his junior football for the Nerang Roosters and attended Keebra Park State High School, before being signed by the Melbourne Storm in 2009. As a youngster, Leary played for the Queensland Under 18s team.
In 2011, Leary joined the North Queensland Cowboys, playing for their Queensland Cup team, Northern Pride RLFC. Shortly after being suspended in 2011, Leary injured his knee, requiring a knee reconstruction and missed the rest of the season. In 2012, he recovered from his knee reconstruction to train with the Cowboys first-grade squad.
At the beginning of 2014, Leary was released by the Cowboys.
On 14 November 2016, Leary returned to north Queensland, signing with the Townsville Blackhawks after two seasons with Manly. Over the 2017 pre-season, Leary trained with his former club, the North Queensland Cowboys. He scored a try in the Cowboys' 11-10 trial win over the Sydney Roosters but did not earn an NRL contract with the club.
In Round 6 of the 2017 NRL season, Leary was recalled by the Cowboys, coming off the bench against the Wests Tigers. He would play 3 games for the Cowboys in 2017, starting at hooker in two of those games.
In 2018, Leary returned to the Gold Coast, joining the Burleigh Bears.
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