Grant Batty

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Grant Batty
Birth nameGrant Bernard Batty
Date of birth (1951-08-31) 31 August 1951 (age 67)
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1970 - 1975
1976 - 1977
Bay of Plenty
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1972–1977  New Zealand 15 (16)

Grant Bernard Batty (born 31 August 1951 in Greytown, New Zealand) is a former rugby union footballer. A diminutive but effective wing for the All Blacks, Batty played domestically for Wellington and Bay of Plenty. After retiring, he coached Yamaha Jubilo, a team in Japan's Top League. Batty won the New Zealand Superstars competition three years running, 1977–1979.

Views of other rugby players[edit]

Chris Laidlaw likened Batty to Robert Muldoon, 'small, stunted and radiating a single message to all around him: "Don't mess with me or I'll punch your lights out."' (Rights of passage : beyond the New Zealand identity crisis : Laidlaw, Chris, Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa Beckett, 1999. p. 101.)

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