Coach Details

Position Head Coach
Born 17/01/75 in Blenheim
Highlanders Coaching Debut 2014
Other Coaching Roles Otago 2012-13, Sanyo Wild Knights (Japan) 2008-12, Highlanders 2014-


Tony enters his first year as Head Coach of the Highlanders after joining the team in 2014 as Assistant Coach following three successful seasons as Head Coach of the Otago Rugby team – taking the team to the playoffs in both 2012 and 2013, and also winning the Ranfurly Shield for the first time in 56 years.

Tony also coached in the Top League in Japan from 2006 to 2012 following a successful and extensive playing career both at home and in the land of the rising sun. A super rugby centurion, Tony still holds the record as the top points scorer for the Highlanders on 857 with the closest challenger being current Highlanders first five, Lima Sopoaga, on 453.

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