Glen Osborne, better known as Ozzy, is one of New Zealand’s most humorous sporting heroes.
Born and bred in the back blocks of the Wanganui District, he has grown up understanding that to achieve anything you had to work. Glen used these strengths, learnt as a young country lad, to succeed in the rugby world.
Glen really came of age when selected for the NZ 7’s team, making a huge impact and gaining player of the tournament in nearly every competition played.
He played his first game for the All Blacks in 1995 gaining 29 games with 19 tests. As an All Black he quickly became popular off and on the field.
His rugby still allowed him to be selected for every team in the Black jersey, from NZ Maoris, NZ 7’s, NZ Colts, NZ Divisional, NZ Academy, NZ A, to the ultimate, the All Blacks
Just returning from 4 years in Japan, Glen was quickly snapped up by Maori TV, identifying his talent as a TV Sport Presenter.
Glen also became one of North Harbour's Rugby adopted sons, and was an intricate part of the brown brother’s legacy.
Now retired, Glen spends most of his time boosting sport on the TV screen, and indeed a very humorous, down-to-earth country boy and entertainer.