• Switch Edition
Follow
/ Players & Officials / Chris Jack
Chris Jack
New Zealand
player portrait
Full name Christopher Raymond Jack
Born September 5, 1978, Christchurch
Current age 35 years 356 days
Major teams Barbarians, Crusaders, Saracens, Tasman, Western Province, New Zealand
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 8 in
Weight 246 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2001-2007 67 59 8 25 5 0 0 0 57 10 0 85.07
Bledisloe Cup 2001-2007 14 14 0 5 1 0 0 0 10 4 0 71.42
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2007 10 7 3 10 2 0 0 0 8 2 0 80.00
The Rugby Championship 2001-2007 28 25 3 5 1 0 0 0 21 7 0 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Argentina at Christchurch, Jun 23, 2001 match details
Last Test France v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Oct 6, 2007 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2007-2009 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 13 0 43.47
Saracens 2007-2009 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 13 0 43.47
Profile

Chris Jack is a New Zealand lock who has played for Canterbury, the Crusaders in the Super 14s, Sarecens in the Premiership and internationally for New Zealand.

His Test debut for the All Blacks was against Argentina on 23 June 2001 in Christchurch. With his size and athleticism, he was established as a regular in the All Blacks side, and arguably one of the top locks in the world and went on to win the 2002 New Zealand Rugby Player of the Year. It was announced on 7 June 2006 that Jack had signed a two-year contract with the newly formed Tasman Rugby Union.

Since the shock loss to France in the 2007 World Cup quarter final, Jack has not represented his nation. He spent two years with the English Premiership side Saracens after the France defeat but left controversially claiming northern hemisphere rugby was 'easy'.

In April 2009 he re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union until 2011 and will re-join the Crusaders after a brief spell with South Africa's Western Province in the 2009 Currie Cup.

Latest Articles
Ellis faces fitness race (Jul 5, 2011) Muliaina out for a month (Mar 9, 2011) Jack takes Tasman captaincy (Jun 16, 2010) Crusaders battle past Waratahs (Apr 10, 2010) Waratahs to face tough Crusaders test (Apr 8, 2010) Chris Jack news and articles (42) »
Latest Photos
Dec 4, 2010
Adriaan Strauss bursts through the Barbarians defence
Adriaan Strauss bursts through the Barbarians defence
©  Getty Images
Nov 10, 2010
Players get rowing at the Super 15 squads announcement
Players get rowing at the Super 15 squads announcement
©  Getty Images
Aug 29, 2009
Chris Jack claims a line-out for The Bulls in Johannesburg
Chris Jack claims a line-out for The Bulls in Johannesburg
©  Getty Images
Aug 15, 2009
Western Province lock Chris Jack wins a lineout
Western Province lock Chris Jack wins a lineout
©  Getty Images
Chris Jack rugby photos (20) »
Live Scores
Results
Fixtures