A mainstay of Canterbury and Crusaders packs since 1999, Chris Jack has grown into a world-class lock and a vital player in the All Blacks’ engine room. An outstanding athlete, Jack is an excellent lineout jumper and covers the ground like a loose forward.
Formed a strong partnership with Ali Williams during the 2005 season and together the pair played a key role in the All Blacks’ DHL NZ Lions Series and Philips Tri Nations triumphs.
One of five players to participate in all six of the Philips Tri Nations matches in 2006, Jack brought up 50 test caps when he took the field against Australia in Christchurch.
He was a member of the Crusaders development side that won the first ever (NZ) Super 12 Development competition. Teammates from that team included Ben Blair and Aaron Mauger.
He followed his elder brother and mentor Graham into the second row of the Canterbury and Crusaders teams.
NZRU Annual Awards
Kelvin Tremain Memorial Trophy for Player of the Year, 2002
Super 12 Player of the Year, 2002
New Zealand Representative Teams
New Zealand Under 19 in 1997
New Zealand Under 21 in 1998, 1999
New Zealand A in 2000
All Blacks in 2001–2006
• Three tries during the 2006 Rebel Sport Super 14 nearly doubled his total from the previous seven campaigns.
• Scored a try 11 minutes after coming on as a replacement against Argentina in his Test debut.
• Started in 14 consecutive Test matches for the All Blacks before the Test against Fiji at North Harbour Stadium in 2005.
05/09/1978 IN Christchurch
23/06/2001 v Argentina at Christchurch
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