Glen Osborne

​(1971 – ) |​ ​​Rugby

Glen Osborne

Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Glen Osborne followed his uncle Bill into the All Black ranks and over a period of five years (1995-1999) played 29 times for New Zealand, including 19 tests. He was a member of the All Black team which finished runner-up in the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. 

He played for New Zealand at either fullback or on the wing in the era of All Black outside back stars Christian Cullen, Jonah Lomu and Tana Umaga. 

Glen was born in Whanganui and educated at St Augustine’s College. He helped Kaierau win the 1991 Wanganui premier club championship and played 20 times for Whanganui in 1990-91 before heading to North Harbour where he played 69 games for that union between1992-2001. 

Glen played three seasons of Super 12 Rugby for the Chiefs (19 games in 1996-98) and had eight matches for the Hurricanes as a draft player in 1999.

He was a key member of the New Zealand Sevens side between 1992-97, playing in three winning Hong Kong tournament teams and being named Player of the Tournament. 

His rugby career included playing for clubs in France and Japan.​ 

Glen’s last test appearance was against Italy in the 1999 World Cup when he scored two tries.

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