Ren­nie signs for Glas­gow

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Ed­in­burgh: Glas­gow War­riors have an­nounced that Su­per Rugby win­ning coach Dave Ren­nie will take over from Gre­gor Townsend ahead of the 2017/18 sea­son. Ren­nie joined the Chiefs in 2012 and won two Su­per Rugby ti­tles in his first two sea­sons, in­clud­ing be­com­ing the first first-year coach to win a Su­per Rugby ti­tle since 2000. The former Welling­ton cen­tre held a po­si­tion at the In­ter­na­tional Rugby Academy of New Zealand (IRANZ) as a re­source coach be- tween 2003-2007. He also coached Manawatu in the NPC be­tween 2006-2011 and along­side that role he coached the New Zealand U20 side which won three con­sec­u­tive Ju­nior World Cham­pi­onships be­tween 2008-2010. He started his coach­ing ca­reer in 1999 at Welling­ton, where the team won their first NPC ti­tle in 14 years in his open­ing sea­son as head coach in 2000. The 52-year-old will re­place Townsend in the Glas­gow role in a two-year deal, when he be­comes Scot­land’s na­tional head coach at the start of the 2017/18 sea­son. Ren­nie said: “I am de­lighted to be ap­pointed to the Head Coach role at Glas­gow War­riors. The op­por­tu­nity to work with such an ex­cit­ing group of play­ers at a club that has such big am­bi­tions and a great win­ning cul­ture was one I couldn’t turn down.

“It’s no se­cret I have been in­ter­ested in coach­ing abroad and this chance with Scot­tish Rugby fit­ted the bill per­fectly. Planet Rugby

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