Glen Osborne

Former All Black
Charity: The Women’s Refuge
Pro Dancer: Vanessa Cole

Former All Black fullback Glen Osborne is one of the country’s most well-known and beloved sporting heroes.

Rugby legend Glen - often known as ‘Ozzy’ - played his first game for the All Blacks in 1995, garnering nationwide popularity both on and off field. Glen went on to score a career total of 11 test tries, spanning both the 1995 and 1999 World Cups.

With a successful sporting career under his belt, Glen followed the limelight to various TV presenting gigs and business ventures, including 12 years presenting for Maori TV until, in 2016, he took up a new vocation and fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a policeman.

Glen is currently a Constable with the New Zealand Police, stationed in his hometown of Whanganui where he resides with his wife. He has two daughters in their early 20s who are both at University, one in Auckland and one studying in Wellington.

He may have traded in his black uniform for a blue one, but how will he adjust to the sequins and spraytans of the Dancing with the Stars wardrobe?