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Frank Oliver

Rugby player from New Zealand

Francis James "Frank" Oliver was a New Zealand rugby union player. He was born in Dunedin on December 24, 1948, making his provincial debut for Southland in 1969. He later also played for Otago and Manawatu. Oliver played in the forwards as a lock and played 43 international matches for the All Blacks; 17 of them full test appearances, between 1976 and 1981. After retiring from playing in 1983, Oliver began coaching the Manawatu provincial team from 1995–1997 and then the Wellington Hurricanes and the Auckland Blues Super 12 sides. Oliver's son Anton followed in his father's footsteps, representing both Otago and New Zealand, and being All Black Captain.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1948-12-24
Place of birth
Dunedin
Nationality
New Zealand

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