Former All Black Glen Osborne is now a police officer.

The 44-year-old graduated with his recruit wing from the Royal New Zealand Police College in Wellington yesterday.

Glen Osborne wearing his grandfather's Korowai following today's graduation. Photo / Otago Daily Times
Glen Osborne wearing his grandfather's Korowai following today's graduation. Photo / Otago Daily Times

Yesterday's ceremony came with another All Black connection - former coach John Hart is the wing's patron. Osborne and 59 recruits graduated as a part of wing 298.

Whanganui-born Osborne played in the black jersey 29 times between 1995 to 1999.

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Hart was appointed All Blacks coach from 1996 to 1999.

He was awarded the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1997.