Errol Fraser Brain (born 21 July 1968) is a former New Zealand rugby union player and a current coach. He played as back-row/number 8.
|Birth name||Errol Fraser Brain|
|Date of birth||21 July 1968|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||107 kg (236 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Brain had more than 100 caps for Counties Manukau. He played for Auckland Blues (1996) and Waikato Chiefs (1997/98), in New Zealand, and Valence d'Agen (1993), in France. He moved to Toyota Motor Company, in Japan, where he played from 1999 to 2002.
In September 2010, he took charge as coach of Portugal, with a contract for three years. He started well, performing strongly, but his results later disappointed. He left in late March 2013 when his contract expired, with a mixed legacy of results. After returning to New Zealand Brain was travelling back and forth on and off to Japan, where he coached. However, his family's final decision was to not move to Japan but to buy a business and settle down in Tauranga. Errol and his wife Tracy bought TDDA (the drug detection agency) and soon started buying businesses around the bay.
| Portugal National Rugby Union Coach
| Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year