High Performance Manager
Tony Hanks has been High Performance Manager for the Blues since the beginning of 2014, focussing on talent identification and development in the Blues region. He’s the first port of call for many young Blues players and is instrumental in converting talented rugby players in to Blues men of the future.
Since 1998, Hanks has been involved in almost every step of rugby player development and coaching. He’s worked with Auckland Rugby (Rugby Development Officer and High Performance Manager), Wasps (Assistant Coach), Waikato Rugby (Head Coach), the Chiefs (Skills Coach & Performance Analyst), Sale Sharks (Head Coach), London Welsh (Coach) and Russia (Coach