Chris Malone

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Chris Malone
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Full name Christopher Malone
Date of birth (1978-01-08) 8 January 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Sydney
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)[1]
School St. Stanislaus' College
Children Joshua, Hamish and William
Rugby union career
Position(s) Head Coach Sydney University
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Sydney University
Exeter Chiefs
Bristol (loan)
London Irish
Correct as of 7 May 2011
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Australia U-21
Correct as of 28 May 2006
Teams coached
Years Team
Sydney Stars
Sydney University
Correct as of 30 June 2014

Christopher "Chris" Malone (born 8 January 1978 in Sydney) is an Australian rugby union coach and a former professional player. He played as a fly-half in Sydney's Shute Shield competition and in the English Premiership for ten years.[1][2] Currently head coach of Sydney University, he was appointed as head coach of the Sydney Stars for the inaugural season of Australia's National Rugby Championship in 2014.[2][3]

Family and early life[edit]

Chris Malone lived his early life in the small town of Coolah, New South Wales.[1] He attended St. Stanislaus' College in Bathurst from 1990–95.[4]

Rugby career[edit]

In Sydney, Malone started playing for the Manly club. He was selected for the Australian Under 19 and Under 21 representative teams.[1] In 1999 he joined the Sydney University club as a 21-year-old and played 1st Grade from 1999 to 2001, captaining the club to their first premiership in 29 years in 2001.[2]

Malone went to England to play for Exeter Chiefs in the Guinness Premiership for the 2001–02 season.[5] He then played for five seasons at Bath,[6] including a brief stint on loan to Bristol. He moved to Hampton in London's south-west in 2007 for two seasons with Harlequins,[7] and two seasons with London Irish.[1] Malone was Vice-Chairman of the Rugby Players' Association, and the players' representative for London Irish during his two seasons at the club.[4]


Malone returned to Australia in 2011 after retiring from playing and was appointed the high performance coach of Sydney University, before assuming the head coach position for the 2013 season.[2] In 2014 he was named as the head coach of the Sydney Stars team, formed as a joint venture between Sydney University and Balmain Rugby Club, for the inaugural season of Australia's National Rugby Championship.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Chris Malone player profile". London Irish. 2011. Archived from the original on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Chris Malone head coach". Sydney Uni Rugby. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "NRC update part 2: NSW Country and the Sydney teams". The Roar. 9 July 2014. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Chris Malone profile". Linkedin. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Pengelly, Martin (7 April 2007). "Drop-goal king Malone makes switch from Bath to Quins". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chris Malone player profile". Bath Rugby. 2007. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Chris Malone player profile". Harlequins Rugby. 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2014. [dead link]

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