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So with RA having dumped Rennie does he come into NZR's calculations or does he stick with his Japan plans?
He will be home until next Japanese season I imagine. No way can I see him in any NZR plans, don't usualyy take others rejects.So with Rugby Australia having dumped Rennie does he come into NZR's calculations or does he stick with his Japan plans?
Maybe he could look at helping out Manawatu (one of his ex teams) or super Aupiki? Can't really see any point in him doing anything with super teams, no point is there, they all seem happy with coaching teams.^ yeah, you're probably right but did I read somewhere that his Kobe deal has an out in the event of him being retained by Rugby Australia or signed by another National Union before he goes over? I'm also wondering at what level does Rugby Australia preventing him coaching kick in? Obviously they don't want him anywhere near an international side this year but is a short-term SRP (Super Rugby Pacific) (Super Rugby Pacific) or NPC role a possibility?
Yep and when you read what the RFU said it certainly doesn't help to put RA in a very good light if it true:He is not available. Rugby Australia put him on gardening leave (like England should have with Eddie).
Brogi, a US-born New Zealander who lives in Nelson, holds roles as a director for Les Mills International, video-on-demand technology platform SHIFT72 and non-profit environmental protection organisation Earth League International.
In her role with 20th Century Fox, she was responsible for the worldwide distribution of the company’s vast catalogue of film and television content.
“I am passionate about contributing to New Zealand-based businesses that can have an impact and punch above their weight on a global scale,’’ Brogi said.
“I share the country’s passion and pride for our remarkable teams and look forward to working with NZRC to expand our connection with fans worldwide and create sustainable growth.”
Instead, a more targeted approach from the executive and high-performance unit has identified a smaller and more practical set of targets, with Crusaders coach Scott Robertson and Japan coach Jamie Joseph the likely frontrunners in what could turn out to be a two-horse race.
The winner is set to be appointed in the first half of the year after a short, sharp and discreet interview and presentation to a NZ Rugby panel – possibly including one or two independent figures – that will take no more than a few days and lead to a recommendation to the board.
Stuff has spoken to a number of sources and a complex and delicate picture has emerged that shows NZ Rugby moving towards fundamental change at the All Blacks head coach and wider management level that has long been called for from a section of the fan base, and Foster’s critics.
Dave Rennie and Joe Schmidt – who is considered unlikely to work with either Robertson or Joseph – are other coaches recognised as elite but a combination of timing and Schmidt’s previously declared reticence to step back into a high profile job could count against them.
Schmidt’s reluctance to work with Robertson, 48, deprives him of a mentor-type figure some feel he needs to make the transition to test rugby despite his stunning record with Canterbury and the Crusaders.
The original is behind a paywall at the NZ Herald, but this article references it:I'm not 100% sure, but I recall this being a situation where Schmidt's original comment - which is, seemingly, never repeated anywhere - was a forward defensive shot/elaborate-no-comment that some media types (un)wittingly interpreted as not being willing to work with Robertson. Will see if I can dig up other people's work who had the actual Schmidt quote. Or I'm totally gaslighting myself...
It definitely doesn't sound like a clash between the two the way they've phrased it, but I do remember other journos putting it like that. I guess there could be some animosity from Schmidt blocking Robertson, but that seems unlikely to be a blocker when it comes down to it. I wouldn't be amazed if Schmidt wanted a break from the setup when Foster leaves though, it's been a tumultuous period and he was always a somewhat reluctant participant.NZ Rugby asked Schmidt to meet with Robertson, and while he felt uncomfortable doing so, he fulfilled his employer’s request.
After they had met, Schmidt ruled out working with Robertson, citing his loyalty to Foster.