Kendrick Lynn

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Kendrick Lynn
Full name Kendrick Graeme Lynn
Date of birth (1982-11-30) 30 November 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Tokoroa, New Zealand
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
School St Peters, Cambridge
University Otago University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback / Wing / Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– Lyon 32 (40)
correct as of 28 May 2015.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Bay of Plenty
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–12 Highlanders 36 (20)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2007 – 2008 New Zealand Sevens

Kendrick Graeme Lynn (born 30 November 1982 in Tokoroa, New Zealand) is a professional rugby union player. A versatile utility back, he is currently playing for Lyon in the French Top 14 competition.

Playing career[edit]

Provincial Rugby[edit]

Lynn was educated at St Peters School in Cambridge, New Zealand, and played in Waikato age group teams while at school. He then studied at the University of Otago, completing a BPhEd degree in 2006.

After graduation, Lynn chose to stay on the South Island, playing his club rugby for the Invercargill Rugby Club and making his provincial debut for Southland in the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup. By the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup, Lynn had developed into one of the Stags' top performers, starting 14 games and scoring 4 tries as Southland claimed the Ranfurly Shield.

In the 2010 ITM Cup, Lynn missed substantial time through injury but still recorded 3 tries in only 8 starts.

After 6 seasons with Southland, Lynn moved north to sign with Bay of Plenty for the 2012 ITM Cup.

Super Rugby[edit]

On the back of his solid form with Southland, Lynn was selected to the Highlanders squad for the 2009 Super 14 season. Used mainly on the wing, he made 8 appearances and 5 starts, and had his finest performance in the team's victory over the Queensland Reds at Rugby Park Stadium, scoring a crucial second half try - his first in Super Rugby - which sealed the victory.

In the 2010 Super 14 season, Lynn was shifted to center and emerged as a more central part of the squad, making 10 starts and scoring a further 2 tries, while impressing with his workrate and defensive play. He further built on this in 2011, playing every minute of every game for the Highlanders.

A neck injury curtailed Lynn's 2012 season, and he was limited to just two substitute appearances for the Highlanders. He was not retained by the club for 2013.


Following the 2013 ITM Cup, Lynn left New Zealand for France, signing with Lyon of the Pro D2 competition. In his first year in Lyon, he scored 7 tries in 15 matches to help the club earn promotion to the Top 14.

Rugby Sevens[edit]

In 2008 he was selected for the New Zealand Sevens team taking part in the IRB Sevens World Series tournaments in London and Edinburgh, which NZ won.

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