Chris Jack

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Chris Jack
Chris Jack 2011 (cropped).jpg
Full name Christopher Raymond Jack
Date of birth (1978-09-05) 5 September 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
School Shirley Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
New Zealand No. 1003
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–09 Saracens 23 (0)
correct as of 2008-02-05.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Western Province
correct as of 2007-01-22.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999–07 2010–11 New Zealand Crusaders
New Zealand Crusaders
correct as of 22 August 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–07  New Zealand 67 (25)
correct as of 25 March 2008.

Christopher Raymond Jack (born 5 September 1978 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays as a lock. He has played for Canterbury and the Tasman Makos in the National Provincial Championship and its successor, the Air New Zealand Cup; the Crusaders in Super Rugby; Saracens in the Guinness Premiership; and internationally for the All Blacks.

All Blacks Debut[edit]

His Test debut for the All Blacks was against Argentina on 23 June 2001 in Christchurch. With his size and athleticism, he established himself as a regular in the All Blacks side.

Post World Cup[edit]

It was announced on 7 June 2006 that Jack had signed a 2-year contract with the newly formed Tasman Rugby Union. He spent two years with the English Premiership side Saracens joining after the 2007 Rugby World Cup,[1] joining another New Zealand player, Glen Jackson.

Re-signing with NZRU[edit]

In April 2009 he re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union until 2011.[2] He played with South African side Western Province and then made a return to Super 14 side Crusaders for the 2010 season.[3]


  • 2002 New Zealand Rugby Player of the Year


  • Scored a try 11 minutes after coming on as a replacement against Argentina on his international debut in 2001.
  • Scored a try in New Zealand’s opening match of the RWC 2007 against Italy.
  • Played in six RWC matches, five in 2003 and one in 2007.


  1. ^ Jack moves to Saracens[dead link]
  2. ^ "NZRU reclaim experienced Jack". 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Jack ridicules northern hemisphere rugby". 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 

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