|Birth name||Otere William Black|
|Date of birth||4 May 1995|
|Place of birth||Palmerston North, New Zealand|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (13 st 8 lb)|
|School||Hato Paora College|
|Rugby union career|
Black attended Hato Paora College for four years before moving on to Tu Toa High School in Palmerston North where he graduated in 2013. He subsequently linked up with the local College Old Boys club. After scoring an impressive 223 points in sixteen games, he was promoted to the Manawatu Turbos ITM Cup side for 2014. His debut campaign with the Turbos was successful for both him and his team. Manawatu finished their season top of the ITM Cup Championship division and were promoted to the Premiership for 2015 following a play-off victory over Hawke's Bay.
Black was part of the Hurricanes' wider training group in 2015, but got a chance to make his Super Rugby debut after a knee injury sidelined incumbent number ten Beauden Barrett. He made four appearances for the Hurricanes, scoring 17 points, and impressing with his composure and general ability to run the game plan, particularly against the Blues at Eden Park.
It was announced towards the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season that Black would move up north, signing to play for the Blues. After missing the 2018 Super Rugby season through injury Black made his debut for the franchise in the opening match of the 2019 Super Rugby season. He scored five points in a 22-24 loss to the Crusaders .
Māori All BlacksEdit
Although the then 20-year-old Black had only played eleven matches for Manawatu, Colin Cooper, the Māori All Blacks coach, selected him for the 2015 tour to Fiji, playing against the Fiji national team, and against a specially made New Zealand Barbarians team.
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