Mark Shaw (rugby union)

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For the rugby league footballer of the 1980s for Featherstone Rovers, Huyton, and Runcorn Highfield, see Mark Shaw (rugby league).
Mark Shaw
Full name Mark William Shaw
Nickname Cowboy
Date of birth (1956-05-23) 23 May 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
School Kapiti College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
New Zealand No. 810
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hawke's Bay


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1980–86 New Zealand 30 ((20))
Teams coached
Years Team
2000–01 Hawke's Bay

Mark William Shaw (born 23 May 1956) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A flanker, Shaw represented Horowhenua, Manawatu and Hawke's Bay provincially and the All Blacks internationally. He was educated at Kapiti College.[1]

Shaw was selected for the All Blacks' tour of Australia in 1980, playing in all three tests, and scoring three tries in one of those matches. He toured North America and Wales later that year.[2] Shaw played a total of 68 matches for the All Blacks, 30 of them test matches.

Shaw was appointed as an All Black selector in 2002.[1]


  1. ^ a b Akers, Clive. "Mark Shaw". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Chester, Rod; McMillan, Neville; Palenski, Ron (1987). The Encyclopedia Of New Zealand Rugby. Auckland, New Zealand: Moa Publications. pp. 146, 147. ISBN 0-908570-16-3.