Former All Black prop Jamie Waterproof coat has joined the Hurricanes as an assistant coach.
The one-test All Black will grow to be the Set Piece Coach for the Tremendous Rugby aspect.
37-year-old Waterproof coat, at present the Forwards Coach for Otago’s NPC aspect, stated he was excited to be making the transfer to the capital for the Tremendous Rugby season.
“I am massively excited to hyperlink up with the Hurricanes and work alongside a top quality teaching group; individuals who I like and may be taught from.
“I’ve lived in France, the USA, and numerous components of New Zealand, so I am unable to wait to get to Wellington and get to know town extra. I am trying ahead to creating some particular relationships with each gamers and coaches and immersing myself into the Hurricanes tradition,” stated Waterproof coat.
Born in Tokonui, Waterproof coat made his debut for Southland aged 19 and performed 12 seasons for the Stags, making 123 appearances. He spent seven seasons with the Highlanders, captaining the aspect for 3 seasons.
Leaving the Highlanders, he headed north to the Chiefs for 2 seasons – earlier than heading abroad, first to Montpellier, then the Ohio Aviators, and again to Pau for 3 seasons, clocking up 66 appearances for the High 14 aspect.
In 2020, Waterproof coat joined the Austin Gilgronis of Main League Rugby, in addition to linking up with former Highlanders’ teammate, Tom Donnelly at Otago in the course of the American offseason.
Waterproof coat, who has been Otago’s NPC Forwards Coach for the final 2 seasons and Otago’s Scrum Coach for three years, now turns his consideration to becoming a member of Jason Holland and his teaching workers for the 2023 DHL Tremendous Rugby Pacific season.
Hurricanes Head Coach Jason Holland believes Waterproof coat’s expertise shall be beneficial for the Hurricanes ahead pack.
”Alongside along with his intensive taking part in profession, Jamie has a wealth of expertise, spending time in various groups all over the world.
“Enjoying and training in France, the place Set Piece is taken into account crucial a part of the sport, will assist Jamie to problem how we function and develop our scrum particularly.
“We now have chatted at size with Jamie concerning his philosophy to the sport and particularly ahead play. We’re assured he’ll add huge worth to our teaching group, as he has completed with Otago in the previous couple of seasons.
“His [Mackintosh] most important function shall be to teach the scrum and help Gibbo [Chris Gibbes] with our lineout and forwards however we all know he can even provide data round different components of the sport,” stated Holland.