Phil Burleigh
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Phil Burleigh

Phil Burleigh
Birth namePhillip Daniel Burleigh
Date of birth (1986-10-22) 22 October 1986 (age 33)
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Height1.82 m (5 ft  in)
Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
SchoolShirley Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Second five-eighth, Fly-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014-2018 Edinburgh Rugby 73 (55)
Correct as of 22 May 2018
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bay of Plenty
Correct as of 18 August 2018
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 21 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017 Scotland 1 (0)
Correct as of 22 March 2018

Phillip Daniel Burleigh (born 22 October 1986) is a Scottish international rugby union player who currently plays for Canterbury in New Zealand's provincial Mitre 10 Cup

Professional career

He previously represented the Highlanders in the Super Rugby competition and Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup.[1]

Burleigh was initially selected in the Chiefs 2012 Wider Training Group before being drafted into the Highlanders for the injured Kendrick Lynn. His first match was a week later versus the Chiefs, where he scored the match-winning try at Waikato Stadium.[2]

Burleigh moved to Scotland in the summer of 2014, joining Edinburgh.[3]

Burleigh returned to his city of birth to represent Canterbury in New Zealand's provincial Mitre 10 Cup for the 2018 season.

International career

Burleigh received his first call up to the senior Scotland squad by coach Gregor Townsend in October 2017 for the Autumn Internationals.,[4] making his Test debut in the 53-24 victory over Australia.[5]


  1. ^ Barclay, Chris (9 March 2012). "Waratahs wary of 'mystery man' in Highlanders". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Pegen, Evan (27 February 2012). "Phil Burleigh the one the Chiefs let slip away". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 2012.
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  4. ^ "Scotland: Gregor Townsend calls up 10 new caps for autumn Tests". BBC. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 2017.
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