Highladers coaching gig



  • Todd Blackadder? Or is he like 99% of Cantabs who just couldn't bring themselves to facing up against their mighty little Crusaders?



  • Stuart Lancaster has said he wants to coach in super rugby, so expect him to apply:http://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12040/10237772/stuart-lancaster-wants-to-coach-in-super-rugby
    Plumtree much more likely IMO.



  • Stuart Lancaster has said he wants to coach in super rugby, so expect him to apply:http://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12040/10237772/stuart-lancaster-wants-to-coach-in-super-rugby
    Plumtree much more likely IMO.

    The Reds can have him. I seriously hope he won't coach in NZ.



  • The paper talked to Greg Cooper but no thanks.



  • We export coaches. We don't import them. With the stupid exception of Nucifora and the Blues.
    Lancaster no thanks, no need.



  • We export coaches. We don't import them. With the stupid exception of Nucifora and the Blues.
    Lancaster no thanks, no need.

    I'd never say never, but there would need to be a more compelling case than Lancaster.  
     
    Plumtree would be an excellent choice IMO -  he seems to be doing a stellar job at the Canes as forwards coach.



  • Todd Blackadder? Or is he like 99% of Cantabs who just couldn't bring themselves to facing up against their mighty little Crusaders?

    Bitch



  • How much of an impact is Tony Brown having down in Otago?  Is he running the backline?



  • We export coaches. We don't import them. With the stupid exception of Nucifora and the Blues.
    Lancaster no thanks, no need.

    Despite the problems that eventually occurred, I thought the Blues made a decent coup with Nucifora. The guy had just led a team to three straight grand final appearances and won it in 2004. The Blues didn't throw him in the hot seat straight away and had him do the Henry role to get accustomed to how things worked, NZ rugby etc. When he took over the top job the Blues were in rebuild mode, they had been on the side since the heights of 03. That 2007 year was a very good one for the Blues I thought and Nucifora did some positives things with that side, not the least play Toeava in his best position of 2nd 5....



  • Despite the problems that eventually occurred, I thought the Blues made a decent coup with Nucifora. The guy had just led a team to three straight grand final appearances and won it in 2004. The Blues didn't throw him in the hot seat straight away and had him do the Henry role to get accustomed to how things worked, NZ rugby etc. When he took over the top job the Blues were in rebuild mode, they had been on the side since the heights of 03. That 2007 year was a very good one for the Blues I thought and Nucifora did some positives things with that side, not the least play Toeava in his best position of 2nd 5....

    Just because you've blocked it out of your mind, doesn't mean the Blues beating the Crusaders in the 2003 Super Rugby final didn't happen   :hi:



  • As a Canes fan this would be detrimental to us moving forward if the rumors are true. Plumtree has improved our defense big time since returning and that hard nosed style of coaching is perfect for some of our big headed players. I really hope he doesn't leave because there is a crop of talent coming through that would thrive off his coaching.



  • Just because you've blocked it out of your mind, doesn't mean the Blues beating the Crusaders in the 2003 Super Rugby final didn't happen   :hi:

    Yeah, playoffs != grand final



  • Despite the problems that eventually occurred, I thought the Blues made a decent coup with Nucifora. The guy had just led a team to three straight grand final appearances and won it in 2004. The Blues didn't throw him in the hot seat straight away and had him do the Henry role to get accustomed to how things worked, NZ rugby etc. When he took over the top job the Blues were in rebuild mode, they had been on the side since the heights of 03. That 2007 year was a very good one for the Blues I thought and Nucifora did some positives things with that side, not the least play Toeava in his best position of 2nd 5....

    On principal I'm 100% opposed to importing coaches, regardless of their merits.  Look how many of our coaches are running foreign teams - we produce plenty of very talented coaches and we have no need to scout offshore.  Plumtree would be a good choice - he is experienced.  He also did a great job as Irish forwards coach.  Leave Brown running the backs.



  • Plumtree doesn't want the gig. It has been officially announced today that he's staying at the Hurricanes until 2018!
     
    http://www.hurricanes.co.nz/the-canes/news/single/item/assistant-coach-john-plumtree-commits-to-hurricanes/



  • How much of an impact is Tony Brown having down in Otago?  Is he running the backline?

    He's had a huge impact but he signed on to stay as assistant coach.



  • Plumtree is a Welly boy and his family have settled back home. Unlikely he will up sticks again so soon.
     
    I thought I heard Coventry mentioned in this story a few days ago.



  • Take Craig Philpott please



  • He's had a huge impact but he signed on to stay as assistant coach.

    :good1:



  • Despite the problems that eventually occurred, I thought the Blues made a decent coup with Nucifora. The guy had just led a team to three straight grand final appearances and won it in 2004. The Blues didn't throw him in the hot seat straight away and had him do the Henry role to get accustomed to how things worked, NZ rugby etc. When he took over the top job the Blues were in rebuild mode, they had been on the side since the heights of 03. That 2007 year was a very good one for the Blues I thought and Nucifora did some positives things with that side, not the least play Toeava in his best position of 2nd 5....

    It was a great coup except for when he almost immediately started alienating our international players, which is fine except he had just left the Brumbies after doing exactly the same thing.
     
    Fool me once...
     
    Still better than Lam and Kirwan.



  • It was a great coup except for when he almost immediately started alienating our international players, which is fine except he had just left the Brumbies after doing exactly the same thing.
     
    Fool me once...
     
    Still better than Lam and Kirwan.

    Lam has done a very good job at Connacht, he's taken a team of earnest triers and turned them into a side with a genuine chance of the title playing good rugby - they pumped Munster just last week and whilst Munster aren't the force they were, they are still a decent side.


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