- Date of Birth11 Dec 1963
- BirthplaceChristchurch, New Zealand
Mark Bakewell arrived at Tigers in February 2018 with experience of more than 20 years in rugby coaching.
Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, he grew up in Australia and gave lengthy service to Eastern Suburbs as a prop or back-rower. He then spent six years as coach for the Sydney club and has since travelled throughout the rugby world.
He was head coach of Brive in France and forwards coach at Beziers before spending three years in the Premiership with Bath from 2006. Subsequent moves took him to Melbourne Rebels, Eastern Suburbs again, Tonga and Suntory Sungoliath in Japan before spending two years back in England with Bristol.
He has also coached the Barbarians with All Blacks boss Steve Hansen and worked with the Australian national team under three head coaches.