Caleb Daniel Clarke, the wing of which everything New Zealand speaks after the victory for the second game of the Bledisloe Cup in the Eden park of Auckland by 27-7.
He was born in Auckland on March 29, 1999 and began his rugby career at Mount Albert Grammar School. In 2017, at just 18 years old, he already began to show his capabilities in Auckland and in the Baby Blacks, selected M20 from New Zealand.
In 2020 his career completely changed. At just 21 years old, he wreaked havoc on Super Rugby Aotearoa playing for the Blues. It was one of the great appearances and for this reason, Ian Foster called him to the All Blacks.
Despite his few minutes in the first game of the Bledisloe Cup in Wellington, in what was a draw between New Zealand and Australia 16-16, he entered in a good way and left positive feelings.
The Head Coach of the All Blacks decided to include him among the 15 starters for the second duel between All Blacks and Wallabies. With the stands of Eden Park overflowing, with more than 46 thousand spectators, Clarke did not disappoint and broke it all.
The new jewel of the All Blacks showed off with his runs and absolute power. He raised the entire stadium and made a fool of his rivals. The New Zealand media already compares him to Lomu in his early days.
In Ardie Savea’s try, five minutes into the second half, Caleb Clarke showed why he was in the news the day after. With a huge run, leaving aside several wallabies, the back with the 11 on his back alluded to the great Lomu.
He received within his field, did not hesitate and faced space. As his rivals tried to knock him down he was dispatching some until Banks and Koroibete succeeded. Clarke did not give up, he realized that he was not taken on the ground, stood up and kept running. The rest is history, Ardie Savea sealed a spectacular play by the wing.
The wing knocked out the Wallabies defense and Ardie Savea completed the try play.
Caleb Clarke felt the warmth and affection of Eden Park. He was replaced in the absence of 10 minutes to end the game. The entire stadium stood up and applauded. The wing, without a doubt, is the appearance of 2020 for the All Blacks.