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Laurie Mains

Laurie Mains

New Zealand rugby union footballer and coach
Laurie Mains
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Quick Facts

Intro New Zealand rugby union footballer and coach
Is Athlete Rugby union player Sports coach Rugby union coach
From New Zealand
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 16 February 1946, Dunedin, New Zealand
Age 75 years
Star sign Aquarius
Stats
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Education
King's High School, Dunedin
Awards
New Zealand Order of Merit  
Sports Teams
New Zealand national rugby union team
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Laurence William Mains MNZM (born 16 February 1946), commonly known as Laurie Mains, is a former rugby union footballer and coach who represented New Zealand. Mains' representative career started when he first played for Otago in 1967. He made his All Blacks d├ębut in 1971, against the British and Irish Lions. His last Test was against Ireland in 1976. Although he toured South Africa in 1976, he played no Test matches.

Mains' coaching career started with Otago, whom he coached for eight years. He was appointed All Blacks coach in 1992, and coached them to the 1995 Rugby World Cup final; where they lost to South Africa.

In the 1998 New Year Honours, Mains was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to rugby.

He is the current owner of GJ Gardner Homes in Dunedin, New Zealand and is an oldboy of King's High School.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://dpmc.govt.nz/publications/new-year-honours-list-1998
http://stats.allblacks.com/asp/Profile.asp?ABID=529
http://stats.allblacks.com/asp/profile.asp?ABID=529
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/our-experts/columnists/laurie-mains
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n98085525
https://viaf.org/viaf/43620170
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n98-085525
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