Australian Wallaby legend Chris Latham leads the Utah Warriors’ 2020 Major League Rugby campaign.
Latham owns the rights to one impressive rugby resume. He earned 90 caps in the Super 12/14 with the New South Wales Waratahs in 1997 and the Queensland Reds from 1998-2008. Latham scored 211 points in his Super Rugby career and earned Super Rugby Player of the Year in 2000, 2003 and 2004. Latham then moved on to the English Premiership from 2008-2010 with the Worcester Warriors.
His test debut came in 1998 for the Australia Wallabies against France. Latham went on to have a historic career representing his country. Latham’s Test career for the Wallabies spanned from 1998-2007. With 40 test tries, he holds the second-best record of all time as try scorer for the Wallabies.
After hanging up the boots, Latham decided to use his expansive rugby knowledge and take on a coaching role. From 2013-2018, he was an assistant coach for the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes. During 2018-2019, Latham assumed the role of assistant coach for the Samoan international team which included the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Latham signed on as the Utah Warriors head coach for the 2020 season and is more than excited to take on the challenge and to help grow the game here in the United States.
“Having had the privilege of being involved in this great game for well over 20 years, it has allowed me to see the world and experience many cultures,” Latham said. “Rugby has instilled lifelong core values that I live by, and the decision to join the Warriors was a very easy fit. Having watched games from last season, it really excites me with the potential the Warriors have. With the expanded competition and the growing interest in rugby in the U.S., I have huge expectations about where we can take this side.”