Reuben Thorne rugby player
Reuben Thorne rugby player

Reuben Thorne

2nd Jan 1975 1.92m/107kg Coach

Reuben Thorne represented Canterbury 71 times between 1996-2011, including as a member of the national title winning sides in 1997, 2001, 2004 and 2011. He captained both the Crusaders and the All Blacks during his career, leading the Crusaders through their unbeaten Super Rugby season in 2002, and captaining the All Blacks to 20 wins in 23 matches.

Thorne’s transition to coaching included a senior rugby role with High School Old Boys in 2011 and 2012, and time as Technical Advisor with Honda Rugby in Japan. He has assisted in a number of position-specific coaching roles with the Crusaders and Canterbury sides, and has been Forwards Coach with the Mitre 10 Cup side since 2018.

He was named as joint coach for Canterbury with Mark Brown ahead of the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup season

All Black number 988, he played 50 times for New Zealand scoring 5 tries. Super Rugby centurion with 129 Crusaders appearances

Career

New Plymouth BHS logo New Plymouth Boys High School
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1996 - present
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1999 - 2007
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1997 - 2008
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2008 - 2009