Sir John James Patrick Kirwan
KNZM MBE (born 16 December 1964) is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player of both rugby union and rugby league. Currently the head coach of the Blues in Super Rugby, with a playing career that featured 35 tries in 63 tests for New Zealand, Kirwan is one of the highest try scorers in international rugby union history. He also played for the Auckland Warriors in their first two seasons.
- In the 1989 New Year Honours, Kirwan was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to rugby.
- In the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours, Kirwan was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to mental health.
- In the 2012 Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours, Kirwan was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to mental health and rugby.