Edinburgh take Hugh Blake and Jade Te Rure on trial

Hugh Blake in action for Otago
Hugh Blake was previously with Otago but has Scottish grandparents

South African flanker Hugh Blake and Kiwi fly-half Jade Te Rure have joined Edinburgh on trial.

The Pro12 club say the pair will be with them for three to four months.

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons said: "Hugh is a promising young open-side flanker who already has experience of Super Rugby.

"Jade played an integral part in Manawatu's recent ITM Cup success. He's a talented player and a good goal kicker."

Blake, who has Scottish grandparents, began his career with Pirongia in Waikato and played in the IRB Junior World Cup in South Africa.

The 22-year-old has been with Otago since 2011 and was also part of the Highlanders squad in 2013.

New Zealander Te Rure, a 21-year-old who has an Edinburgh-born grandmother, played at under-20 level in the IRB Junior World Cup in France.

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