Your rugby playing CV in 4 line:
Over 130 division 1 games in ChCh, 4 Grand Final wins, played with and against some of the best rugby players in New Zealand. Canterbury Metro representative (captain 2005) x 4 years.
Your rugby coaching CV in 4 lines:
Northern Suburbs Head Coach
Eastern Suburbs Forwards Coach
Northern suburbs 7s coach –winners of CC7s, Byron 7s, Bowral, Sydney Club Championship 2013
Norths specialist coach – Ruck breakdown and skills
Player you would least like to share a room with on tour?
Neil Tunnah – His T-Rex arms are unusually short and quite concerning.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Second to no one! Or Pressure, tackle, ball, run.
Who was your favourite player growing up?
Do you have any pre game superstitions?
Tried everything, nothing works. Just play!
What is your best rugby memory?
I’ve been hit in the head a lot so memories are lacking.
Playing a final with 6 current, or recent, All Blacks on the field was a highlight.
As a coach – Chatting 7s with Waisale Serevi
What is the funniest thing you have seen on a rugby field?
As a player – watching a team standing under their posts extremely upset on the 82nd minute. Two minutes earlier they led by 6 points and thought they had won. Lesson – you must learn to play for 80+ minutes and there is always time to win!
If you could coach any player in the world, who would it be?
The current playing group at Norths. All of them.
Name 3 people you would like to have a beer with (dead or alive):
What’s your secret talent?
White water Kayaking