Vance Stewart

Vance Stewart
Full name Vance Edmond Stewart
Date of birth (1948-10-28) 28 October 1948
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
School St Bede's College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
New Zealand No. 762
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1971–80 Canterbury 78
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1976, 1979
New Zealand
New Zealand Māori
Coaching career
Years Club / team

Vance Edmond Stewart (born 28 October 1948) is a former New Zealand rugby union player and coach. A lock, Stewart represented Canterbury at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1976 and 1979. He played 12 matches for the All Blacks but did not appear in any official tests. He went on to coach Canterbury from 1993 to 1996, and was the inaugural Crusaders coach in 1996.[1]


  1. Knight, Lindsay. "Vance Stewart". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
Preceded by
Eddie Dunn
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

Succeeded by
Hika Reid

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