| James McGougan|
| 120 kg|
Trident High School
James McGougan Wikipedia
James McGougan (born 12 October 1984 in Whakatane, New Zealand) is a rugby union prop who currently plays provincial rugby for Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup. He has also previously played for the Chiefs in the Super Rugby competition.
McGougan made his debut for Bay of Plenty during the 2007 Air New Zealand Cup and by the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup was a regular starter for the province. His strong performances earned him a contract with the Chiefs for the 2009 Super 14 season, and he turned in an excellent campaign, making 15 appearances as the Chiefs reached the Super Rugby final. His season was capped with a selection to the Junior All Blacks when Jamie Mackintosh was forced to withdraw due to injury.
After another strong provincial season for Bay of Plenty, McGougan was back with the Chiefs for the 2010 season, but missed almost the entire year due to a back injury, making only a single substitute appearance. His back problems continued during the 2010 ITM Cup, where he was forced to end his season after 7 matches and rule himself out of the 2011 Super Rugby season.
After his injury layoff, McGougan signed with Otago for the 2011 ITM Cup.
McGougan was part of one of two teams picked by the coaching staff of Bay of Plenty for the 2015 official Steamers trial on June 17, which was held at Rotorua International Stadium.