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Stephen Bachop

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Stephen Bachop (born 2 April 1966 in Christchurch) is a former New Zealand rugby union player and current coach. He is the older brother of fellow former All Black, Graeme Bachop.

Stephen Bachop
Birth nameStephen John Bachop
Date of birth (1966-04-02) 2 April 1966 (age 53)
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight92 kg (14 st 7 lb; 203 lb)
SchoolHagley High School
Notable relative(s)Graeme Bachop (brother)
Nathan Mauger (nephew)
Aaron Mauger (nephew)
Jackson Garden-Bachop (son)
SpouseSue Garden-Bachop
Occupation(s)Rugby union coach
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
All Black No. 925
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986-91
1992-96
1997-98
Linwood
Southern
Te Kawau[1]
-
-
(-)
(-)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991
1992–96
1997–98
1998–00
2000–02
Lazio
Otago
Central Vikings
London Irish
Leeds
Blackrock College

79
22
32
42

(-)
(34)
(23)
(52)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986–91 Canterbury 80 (-)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996
1997–98
Highlanders
Hurricanes
10
21
(10)
(15)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991–99
1994
Samoa
New Zealand
18
5
(64)
(0)
Teams coached
Years Team
2000–02
2002
2003
2004–05
2005-present
Leeds (assistant)
Wellington Lions
Wellington U19
Wellington B (asst.)
International Rugby Academy New Zealand

Rugby careerEdit

Bachop had two spells in the National Provincial Championship with each Canterbury and Otago, and also played for the Highlanders in the first Super 12 season in 1996. He then moved north in 1997 and for the next two seasons played with the Central Vikings in the NPC second division and for the Hurricanes in the Super 12.

Bachop had a key role in Otago's back to back wins over the British and Irish Lions in 1993 and the Springboks in 1994.

Bachop is of Samoan,Tahitian and Cook Islands Heritage.

FamilyEdit

Several of Bachop's relatives have played sport at a high level, among them brother Graeme Bachop and nephews Aaron Mauger and Nathan Mauger, all of whom have played for the All Blacks. Stephen's wife was Sue Garden-Bachop, a New Zealand representative and coach at women's rugby. Their son, Jackson Garden-Bachop, is also a professional rugby player, and their daughter Georgia Garden-Bachop has represented New Zealand at age-group level at hockey. Another uncle of Aaron and Nathan is former world speedway champion Ivan Mauger.

All Blacks statisticsEdit

Tests: 5 (0 as Captain)
Games: 13 (0 as Captain)
Total Matches: 18 (0 as Captain)
Test Points: 0pts
Game Points: 33pts (6t, 0c, 0p, 1dg, 0m)
Total Points: 33pts (6t, 0c, 0p, 1dg, 0m)

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