Assistant Coach - Forwards
Blues Coaching Debut: Blues Development 2014-2016, Blues 10s 2014
Other Coaching Roles: North Harbour 2015-2016, Counties Manukau Assistant Coach 2010-2014, Tasman Assistant Coach 2008, Marist club (Nelson) 2007-2009, Massey club (2005).
As a player Jackson, represented NZ Under-17 in 1990, NZ Secondary Schools in 1991, NZ Under-19 in 1992 and toured Australia with the NZ Maoris in 2002.
He enjoyed a long playing career as a lock playing for Auckland, Tasman and Southland, who he represented for 70 caps and became captain. He returned north to play for North Harbour after taking up a role as Rugby Development Manager for the union.
He moved into coaching initially back in his roots in West Auckland with the Massey club which he guided to back-to-back club titles before moving to Nelson where he won a championship with the Marist club.
He then assisted Tasman in the NPC before heading back north initially under current Georgia coach Milton Haig and then Tana Umaga in a successful stint at Counties Manukau, when they were promoted to the NPC premiership and won the Ranfurly Shield for the first time.