Former Otago and Highlanders assistant coach, Former Championship winning Canterbury Assistant Coach, Current Canterbury Rugby International High Performance Unit Manager
The former long-serving Otago first-five-eighths (119 appearances) games got formally involved within the New Zealand age-group system from 1994, assisting with both the national Under-19s and Under-21s. He joined the Canterbury coaching staff in 2006 and coached Canterbury to Air New Zealand Cup success in 2008 along with Rob Penney. 2009 -2011 saw John fill a leading role in building R80 Rugby’s online coaching website, his current role of senior manager of the very successful Canterbury Rugby Football Union's International High Performance Unit see’s him influence the game all over the world.
Learn from the Best!
Canterbury and the Crusaders are recognised for creating the most successful environment in world rugby. The Crusaders have been without question the most dominant team in Super Rugby since the game turned professional. Their winning achievements on and off the field are unrivalled. The Crusaders player development and coaching systems lead the way, setting standards many aspire to reach. Cornerstone to the Crusaders powerful history is the unique training environment and culture that we are now proud to share with you through the “Crusader Series” of coaching DVD’s.