Chris Boyd rugby player
Chris Boyd rugby player

Chris Boyd

21st Jun 1958 1.78m/80kg Coach
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Chris Boyd is a New Zealand rugby coach who started his coaching career with club Tawa Rugby Club. He later took on the role of Wellington's 2nd XV and the assistant coach of the Wellington Lions in 2003. In 2006 Chris joined fellow New Zealander, John Plumtree at the Durban based side, The Sharks, in Super Rugby. He left the Sharks in 2008 and joined the International Rugby Academy New Zealand as a coaching services advisor.

He was the Tongan Defence Coach during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, following the conclusion of the World Cup, Boyd rejoined Wellington as their new Head Coach and took over the role as Head Coach of the New Zealand under 20.
In 2015 Boyd was announced as the new Hurricanes Head coach taking over from Mark Hammet.

Since taking over at the Hurricane Boyd has led his side to two consecutive Super Rugby Finals in 2015 and 2016, where they failed to over come the Highlanders in 2015 and beat the Lions 20-3 in Wellington.

(JW 17/07/17)

Career

hurricanes Hurricanes
Coach
2015 - present
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Coach
2003 - 2006
sharks Sharks
Coach
2006 - 2008
photo New Zealand
Coach
2012 - 2016