Corey Flynn

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Corey Flynn
Corey Flynn 2011.jpg
Flynn in 2011
Birth nameCorey Robert Flynn
Date of birth (1981-01-05) 5 January 1981 (age 39)
Place of birthInvercargill, New Zealand
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
SchoolSouthland Boys' High School
Notable relative(s)Robbie Flynn (uncle)
Aaron Flynn (uncle)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Star Rugby Club ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
West Coast

Correct as of 8 October 2017
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–14 Crusaders 150 (100)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Māori All Blacks
New Zealand



Corey Robert Flynn (born 5 January 1981) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays for West Coast in the Heartland Championship. He plays in the position of hooker.


Club career[edit]

Flynn previously played provincial for Southland until he moved to Canterbury in 2003; has played Super Rugby rugby for the Crusaders; and has played in Top 14 for Toulouse.

On 29 February 2016 it was announced that Flynn would sign for Glasgow Warriors at the end of the 2015-16 season.[1]

Flynn had already played in Scotstoun with Toulouse and stated: "When I played at Scotstoun last season, the atmosphere was fantastic and it shows the club has a really good support base. I jumped at the chance to join the Warriors after chatting to Gregor and I'm good friends with Scotland full-back Sean Maitland and he couldn't say enough good things about Glasgow."[2]

On 26 May 2017 it was announced that Flynn was no longer contracted by the Warriors.[3]

International career[edit]

Flynn made his international debut for the All Blacks against Canada after a surprise selection ahead of Anton Oliver in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He has also played for New Zealand Maori and the Junior All Blacks. On 31 May 2006, Flynn was named captain of the Junior All Blacks after Reuben Thorne declined the role.[4]


He was educated at Southland Boys' High School.

Flynn comes from a family with a long history in rugby with his father and two uncles playing for Southland Rugby. One of his uncles, Robbie Flynn, played rugby for the United States, Aaron Flynn, also played for the Crusaders from 1998–2002.


  1. ^ "Former All Black Flynn to join the club next season - Glasgow Warriors".
  2. ^ "Corey Flynn to join Glasgow Warriors from Toulouse".
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  4. ^ "Flynn New Skipper Of Junior ABs".[permanent dead link]

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