List of New Zealand Kiwis coaches

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The following men have coached the New Zealand Kiwis in international test competition.

In the early years no coaches were formally announced, instead a "Co-Manager" who was usually a former player was named and was responsible for the on field performances.[1] Otherwise captains were in charge while squads were on tour.

The first man to help coach the New Zealand side was Northern Union official Jack Smith who helped the 1907-1908 New Zealand side learn the rules when they arrived in Great Britain.

Jim Rukutai is the youngest coach to coach the national side.[2]

List of coaches[edit]

No. Name Province Debut Final Match Won Drew Lost Tours World Cups
1 George A. Gillett Auckland 1912 1912
2 Jim Rukutai Auckland 1921 1921 Australia 1921
3 Charlie Pearce Canterbury 1925 1925 Australia 1925
4 Ernest Mair Queensland 1926 1927 Britain 1926-7
5 Thomas McClymont Auckland 1928 1928 Britain 1928
6 Arthur Hennessy Sydney 1930 1930 Australia 1930
7 Bill Kelly Sydney 1932 1932
Thomas McClymont Auckland 1938 1952 Australia 1938, Britain/France 1947-8, Britain/France 1951-2
8 Jim Amos Canterbury 1952 1954 5 0 7 Australia 1952 1954
9 Harold Tetley Auckland 1955 1956 2 0 4 Britain/France 1955-6
10 Bill Telford 1956 1957 8 3 17 Australia 1956 1957
11 Travers Hardwick Auckland 1959 1960 4 0 4 Australia 1959 1960
12 Des White Auckland 1961 1961 1 0 1
Bill Telford 1961 1963 Britain/France 1961, Australia 1963
13 Maurie Robertson Auckland 1964 1965 4 0 1
Bill Telford 1965 1965 Britain/France 1965
14 Lory Blanchard Canterbury 1966 1967 6 1 11 Australia 1967
15 Des Barchard Auckland 1968 1968 0 0 6 1968, 1972
Lory Blanchard Canterbury 1969 1969
16 Morrie Church Wellington 1970 1970 0 0 3
Lory Blanchard Canterbury 1970 1972 Britain/France 1971, Australia 1972 1970
Des Barchard Auckland 1972 1972 1972
17 George Menzies West Coast 1974 1975 3 2 6 1975
18 Ron Ackland Auckland 1977 1978 2 0 5 Australia/PNG 1978 1977
19 Ces Mountford Auckland 1979 1982 6 1 8 Britain/France 1980, Australia/PNG 1982
20 Graham Lowe Auckland 1983 1986 10 1 8 Britain/France 1985
21 Tony Gordon Bay of Plenty 1987 1989 7 0 6 Australia/PNG 1987, Britain/France 1989 1988
22 Bob Bailey Auckland 1990 1991 6 0 5 PNG 1990, Australia 1991
23 Howie Tamati Wellington 1992 1993 4 1 6 Britain/France 1993
24 Frank Endacott Canterbury 1994 2000 22 2 11 PNG 1994, Australia 1995, Britain 1998 1995, 2000
25 Gary Freeman Sydney 2001 2002 1 0 2 Britain/France 2002
26 Daniel Anderson Auckland 2003 2005 1 1 6 Britain 2004
27 Brian McClennan Auckland 2005 2007 5 0 7 Britain 2005
28 Gary Kemble Auckland 2007 2007 1 0 4 Britain 2007
29 Stephen Kearney Paramatta 2008 Current 17 1 15 Britain/France 2009, Britain 2011 2008, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8
  2. ^ Superleague, Volume 6, Issue 4, Edition 28 2011.
  • Frank Endacott with John Coffey. Being Frank, Hodder Moa Beckett, 2002. ISBN 186958922

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