14 Facts About Alan Tait


Alan Victor Tait was born on 2 November 1964 and is a former Scottish dual-code rugby footballer, and now coach.

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Alan Tait is a Defence Coach at the Super 6 side Southern Knights.

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Alan Tait was previously head coach at Newcastle Falcons and a former rugby union and professional rugby league footballer.

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Alan Tait played outside centre for Scotland, and the British and Irish Lions.

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Alan Tait played club rugby union for Kelso, Edinburgh and the Newcastle Falcons; and club rugby league for Widnes and Leeds.

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Alan Tait played for the Reds Trial side in their match against Blues Trial on 3 January 1987.

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Alan Tait won the Harry Sunderland Trophy in both 1989 and 1990.

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Alan Tait made appearances in the Challenge Cup Finals in 1994 and 1995.

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Surprising many Alan Tait was selected to start the first two Tests on the wing, even though his favoured and more recognised position was at centre.

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In 2000 Alan Tait retired from professional rugby finishing his last game playing for his last club Edinburgh Reivers.

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Partly because of this it is why Alan Tait is still regarded in high esteem by Scotland supporters to this day.

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Alan Tait then moved back to the Falcons as an assistant before assuming the top job at the Premiership club as part of a restructuring process in the wake of Steve Bates' departure from the post of director of rugby in 2009.

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Alan Tait held the position of Head Coach of Newcastle from 2009 to 2012 until club owner, Semore Kurdi announced Tait was 'taking a break from rugby' following a series of poor results.

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Alan Tait has a son, Michael, who was a professional rugby union player.

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