Brad Johnstone

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Brad Johnstone
Full name Bradley Ronald Johnstone
Date of birth (1950-07-30) 30 July 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
School Takapuna Grammar School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1971-1981 Auckland 122
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1976-1979  New Zealand 13 (8)
Coaching career
Years Club / team


1996-1999
2000-2002
North Shore
L'Aquila
Fiji
Italy
Rugby union career

Bradley Ronald Johnstone (born 30 July 1950), known as Brad Johnstone, is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer and a current coach. He used to play as a prop.

He first played for Auckland, in 1971, and went onto to play 122 matches for them including captaining them between 1977 to 1981.

Johnstone had 13 caps for New Zealand, from 1976 to 1979, scoring 2 tries, 8 points in aggregate. During the 1978 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland, he completed a "Grand Slam" with the four Home Nations.

He was the head coach of Fiji at the 1999 Rugby World Cup finals. He was assigned subsequently to Italy, where he stayed from 2000 to 2002. The team won his very first match in the new Six Nations, inaugurated in 2000 with the admission of Italy into the previous Five Nations, against Scotland; however, Italy failed to score a victory in the following 14 matches. Problems with the Italian Rugby Federation led to Johnstone's dismissal in 2002.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fiji Meli Kurisaru
Fiji National Rugby Union Coach
1996-1999
Succeeded by
Australia Greg Smith
Preceded by
Italy Massimo Mascioletti
Italy National Rugby Union Coach
2000-2002
Succeeded by
New Zealand John Kirwan