Glen Osborne

Glen Matthew Osborne (born 27 August 1971) is a New Zealand television presenter and former rugby union player.

Glen Osborne
Date of birth (1971-08-27) August 27, 1971
Place of birthWanganui
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback, Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
North Harbour
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996 Chiefs ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995-1999  New Zealand 29 (85)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
 New Zealand

Osborne was born in Wanganui and played representative rugby for Wanganui in the National Provincial Championship from 1990–1991, then for North Harbour from 1992. He represented the Waikato Chiefs in the Super 12 competition from 1996.

Osborne made his test debut for the All Blacks against Canada in 1995, scoring two tries, and was the All Blacks' first choice as full back during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, where he played in five of New Zealand's six matches. He continued to play internationally until 1999, playing 19 test matches plus two appearances as a replacement. His final test was a 1999 Rugby World Cup match against Italy, where he scored two tries. He scored a career total of 11 test tries.

Osborne is regularly making appearances on Maori Television. He is filming a new television show Bring Your Boots, Oz where he is the presenter. Bring Your Boots, Oz is a heartland rugby series created by Julia Parnell with Dane Giraud, a celebration of rugby union and what it means to Maori.

Osborne graduated as a constable for the New Zealand Police at the age of 44.[1]


  1. "Black has been exchanged for blue". 4 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.

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