Laurence William Mains rugby union footballer and coach who represented New Zealand. Mains' representative career started when he first played for Otago in 1967. He made his All Blacks début in 1971, against the British and Irish Lions. His last Test was against Ireland in 1976. Although he toured South Africa in 1976, he played no Test matches.(born 16 February 1946), commonly known as Laurie Mains, is a former
|Birth name||Laurence William Mains|
|Date of birth||16 February 1946|
|Place of birth||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (12 st 4 lb)|
|School||King's High School|
|Rugby union career|
Mains' coaching career started with Otago, whom he coached for eight years. He was appointed All Blacks coach in 1992, and coached them to the 1995 Rugby World Cup final; where they lost to South Africa.
- "New Year honours list 1998". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 1997. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
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