The Blues are pleased to hear of Set Piece coach Nick White’s selection as Head Coach of the Auckland Rugby side in 2016.
The Northlander comes from a strong history of both playing and coaching rugby. He started as prop in 1999 with the Taniwha at the age of 21 and made the Blues squad the same year. He earned 31 caps for the team and played in Super Rugby for a decade.
Since retiring from the game, White has been involved in coaching the Blues Development team and has been the Set Piece Coach since 2009. He’s also been assistant coach with Auckland Rugby since 2009.
Blues Chief Executive Michael Redman said the appointment was an excellent choice considering White’s loyalty to the region and ability to reach the players.
“We’re thrilled to see Nick take on the Head Coach position at Auckland Rugby for 2016,” said Redman. “He’s an incredibly hard worker and has been a quiet achiever in our environment. His understanding of the Blues can only be a benefit in his new role and further strengthen our relationship.”
White’s appointment to Head Coach comes after Paul Feeney’s departure to coach skills and backs under Tana at the Blues.