|Birth Day:||March 15, 1971|
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He was first chosen for the All Blacks at age 22, for their tour of England and Scotland.
Liam John Barry (born 15 March 1971) is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former rugby union player. He is the head coach of North Harbour's provincial rugby union side in New Zealand. He has previously been the assistant coach of rugby union Super Rugby side, the Blues. He debuted for North Harbour in 1991 at the age of 20, and racked up 83 games over a decade-long provincial career. He had two spells in Japan, playing for NEC from 1997 to 2001 and Kubota from 2002 to 2004.
Barry holds a special place among the long parade of All Blacks for when he was chosen as a 22-year-old for the tour of Scotland and England in 1993 he followed:
On his first tour with the All Blacks Liam Barry became the innocent participant in a major controversy. Coach Laurie Mains brought Mike Brewer into his squad for the latter part of the tour although he had been originally unavailable for business reasons and was in Britain at the time for that purpose. When Brewer was brought in as a reserve for the international against England and especially when he took the field as a replacement against the Barbarians in the tour finale it caused a storm of protest, especially in New Zealand. This was because he had been preferred to official selections in the team in Barry and also John Mitchell. The aftermath came close to Mains being replaced as All Black coach and, in fact, one of his selection colleagues, Peter Thorburn, was dropped for the 1994 season. Mains, apparently, believed Barry in 1993 had shown a lack of readiness for top international rugby and while he went on the development tour of Argentina in 1994 he was overlooked for the All Blacks for the next two seasons.
At the end of that year he took up a contract in Japan, returning to New Zealand for another NPC season with North Harbour in 2001. But after failing to win a Super 12 contract for 2002 Barry at 31 returned for another stint in Japan.
In 2010 Barry had been named as the North Harbour rugby head coach for 2011 after former All Blacks Craig Dowd and Jeff Wilson who were sacked after two under-achieving seasons in the job. Unfortunately Liam was also unable to find success with the team as they recorded:
Although the 2014 season brought only 3 Albany wins these were notable as they were:
in wearing the silver fern. That became the first instance of a family providing three generations of All Blacks. In July 2020 the family provided All Black jerseys worn by the three for display at the New Zealand Rugby Museum in Palmerston North.
He, his father, and his grandfather constituted the first family from which three generations of All Blacks were sprung.
Currently, Liam Barry is 51 years, 8 months and 12 days old. Liam Barry will celebrate 52nd birthday on a Wednesday 15th of March 2023. Below we countdown to Liam Barry upcoming birthday.