Kieran Crowley

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Kieran Crowley
Date of birth (1961-08-31) 31 August 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Kaponga, Taranaki, New Zealand
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
School Sacred Heart College, Auckland
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
New Zealand No. 848
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1980–1994 Taranaki 200
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1983–1991 New Zealand 19 (105)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
Rugby union career

Kieran James Crowley (b. 31 August 1961 in Kaponga, New Zealand) is the current coach of the Canadian men's rugby team and a former member of the New Zealand All Blacks where he played as a fullback. He has also coached the New Zealand Under-19s in the 2007 World Championships as well as coaching provincial side Taranaki.

Playing career[edit]

Crowley received his first international cap on 1 June 1985 against England and would play 19 test matches scoring 105 points. He was a member of the 1987 World Cup winning side.[1]

Crowley played club rugby for Kaponga and provincial rugby with Taranaki.

Crowley also played cricket for Taranaki in the Hawke Cup and for Central Districts in one season of the Brabin cup (Second XI) competition.

Coaching career[edit]

Crowley was coach of the Taranaki provincial side from 1998 to 2007. From 2002 to 2003 he also acted as a selector for the All Blacks. In 2007, he coached the New Zealand Under 19s at the World Championships in Ireland, where they went undefeated, beating South Africa in the final 31–7, winning the competition for the first time since 2004.

In March 2008, Rugby Canada announced that Crowley would be replacing Ric Suggitt as head coach of the Canadian national team.[2]


  1. ^ Kieran Crowley at
  2. ^ "Canada chooses former All Black Kieran Crowley as coach". International Herald Tribune. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 30 March 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 

External links[edit]

Kieran Crowley at

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Canada Ric Suggitt
Canada National Rugby Union Coach
Succeeded by