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)
?
1999–2001
2001–02
2002–07
2003
2007–09
2009–11
Manly
Sydney University
Exeter Chiefs
Bath
Bristol (loan)
Harlequins
London Irish
?
?
028
116
001
011
42
(?)
(578)
(311)
(612)
00(?)
(113)
(254)
Correct as of 7 May 2011
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
?
2006
Australia U-21
Barbarians
?
2
0(?)
(10)
Correct as of 28 May 2006
Teams coached
Years Team
2014–
2013–
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]

Coaching[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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