Ellis Meachen

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Ellis Meachen
Birth nameEllis Meachen
Place of birthNew Zealand
Occupation(s)Rugby union coach
Rugby league career
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Rugby union career
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
New Zealand Taranaki ()
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Current local club Retired from playing
Teams coached
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Australia Trinity Grammar School
New Zealand New Zealand (Talent Identifier)
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Tonga Tonga

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Ellis Meachen is a New Zealand rugby union coach.

Coaching career[edit]

Ellis Meachen began as the Wellington Colts coach in New Zealand for two seasons before becoming the assistant coach of the senior side for the 2002 season.[1] Meachen was credited with being a big influence on Ma'a Nonu's successful rugby career.[2] Meachen then became Director of Rugby at the Tonga national rugby union team in January 2005 until December 2007, leading them to the 2007 World Cup where they nearly upset the host nation France.[3] In January 2010, Meachen became head coach of the Sri Lanka national rugby union team, lasting until January 2012. He currently works as the NZ Rugby Talent Identification Convenor in Australia and as the Director of Rugby at Trinity Grammar School with 1st XV coach Peter Lewis and TIC Rugby James "Shezz" Sherratt.


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