Dave Rennie

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Dave Rennie
Full name David Noel Rennie
Date of birth (1963-11-22) 22 November 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986–1991 Wellington 59 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990 Cook Islands ()
Teams coached
Years Team
Glasgow Warriors
New Zealand U-20
Hurricanes (Assistant)
Hurricanes U-23
Wellington (Assistant Coach)

Dave Rennie is a New Zealand rugby union coach, and currently the head coach of the Chiefs in the Super Rugby competition. His first season as head coach was the 2012 season in which he led the Chiefs to their first Super Rugby title.[1]

Rennie was previously the coach of the Manawatu in the ITM Cup from 2005 to 2011. Under Rennie the Turbos were Championship Runner-up in the 2011 ITM Cup. He coached the Wellington between 2000 and 2002. In 2000, as his first year as the head coach, led the Wellington Lions to their first NPC title since 1986 (14 years). (Rennie was also a member of that 1986 team.)[2] Rennie also coached various Upper Hutt club level teams, the same club at which he started his rugby and coaching career.[2]

Rennie was coach of the New Zealand national under-20 rugby union team, under whom the team won three consecutive World titles from 2008 to 2010.[3] In 2012 Rennie became the first first-year Super Rugby coach to win a Super Rugby title when he guided the Chiefs to a 37-6 win over the Sharks. Unfortunately, during the match, Rennie's house was robbed and valuables were stolen, as had similarly occurred to Chiefs player Sonny Bill Williams several weeks earlier.[4]

Recent speculation has linked Rennie to the Springbok job but this was refuted by the Glasgow Warriors.

He coached the Chiefs to their second straight Super Rugby title in the 2013 season, beating the Brumbies by 27-22.


  1. ^ "Relentless Chiefs run away with title". New Zealand Herald. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "David Rennie (2000-2002)". Wellington Rugby. Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dave Rennie - Coach Extraordinaire". Manawatu Rugby. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Burglars spoil Chiefs' win". Sport24. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 


External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11760512