Dave Rennie

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Dave Rennie
Full name David Noel Rennie
Date of birth (1963-11-22) 22 November 1963 (age 50)
Place of birth Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1986–91 Wellington 59
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1990  Cook Islands
Coaching career
Years Club / team
 New Zealand U-20
Hurricanes (Assistant)
Hurricanes U-23
Wellington (Assistant Coach)
Rugby union career

Dave Rennie, a former teacher and pub-owner is the head coach of the Chiefs rugby union club in the Super Rugby competition. His first season as head coach began in the 2012 season in which he led the Chiefs to their first Super Rugby title.[1]

Rennie was previously the coach of the Manawatu in the ITM Cup from 2005 to 2011. Under Rennie the Turbos were Championship Runner-up in the 2011 ITM Cup. He coached the Wellington between 2000 and 2002 and In 2000, as his first year as the head coach, led the Wellington Lions to their first NPC title since 1986 (14 years). Rennie was also a member of that 1986 team.[2] Rennie also coached various Upper Hutt club level teams, the same club at which he started his rugby and coaching career.[3]

Rennie was coach of the New Zealand national under-20 rugby union team, under whom the team won three consecutive World titles from 2008 to 2010.[4] In 2012 Rennie became the first first-year Super Rugby coach to win a Super Rugby title when he guided the Chiefs to a 37-6 win over the Sharks.[5] Unfortunately, during the match, Rennie's house was robbed and valuables were stolen, as had similarly occurred to Chiefs player Sonny Bill Williams several weeks earlier.[6]

He coached the Chiefs to their second straight Super Rugby title in the 2013 season, beating the Brumbies by 27-22.


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