Player Profile: Clarkson McLeod

Meet Clarkson…

  • Position: Hooker/Prop/Fly-half
  • Date of birth: December 20 1995
  • Height: 189cm (6ft 2ins)
  • Weight: 118kg (18st 8lbs)
  • Occupation: Head of Community – Avery Fields Community Foundation
  • Previous clubs: Stourbridge, Durham University, Patumahoe Rugby Club
  • Representative honours: Counties Manukau Steelers Academy, Counties Manukau Under-19s, Auckland Under-16s, Auckland Under-18s
  • Rugby hero: Growing up: Jonah Lomu and Richie McCaw. Now: Ben O’Sullivan
  • Biggest influence on your rugby career: My dad, He did everything he could to get me to where I am today
  • Favourite rugby moment: As a player: Winning BUCS Super Rugby for the first time in Durham University history. As a supporter: All Blacks going back-to-back in 2015
  • Most embarrassing moment on a rugby pitch: I needed to change my boots at half-time in a game, I ran back out with none on and nearly slipped over in front of a decent-sized away crowd
  • Which team-mate would you hate to be stuck in a lift with and why? Louis Mifsud – horribly smelly breath… and feet
  • Favourite pre-match song: We Like To Party! – Vengaboys
  • Favourite post-match meal: Pie and chips are a good shout
  • Favourite rugby ground (apart from Avery Fields): Growers Stadium, Pukekohe – home of the Counties Manukau Steelers


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