Glasgow Warriors | New Zealand sound out Dave Rennie

Next article
Previous article
Got an opinion?
Discuss this article in the comments section or register with the forum.

Search this site


October 31, 2019

New Zealand sound out Dave Rennie

Posted by Editor on October 31, 2019 05:26 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Dave Rennie is in demand
Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has told Scottish Televsion he's been approached to take charge of his home nation New Zealand.

Rennie - who has made a commitment to see out the remainder of his contract at Scotstoun until the summer - has already been identified by Rugby Australia as a potential successor to Michael Chieka, who quit following the Wallabies' exit from the World Cup at the quarter-final stage.

All Blacks coach Steven Hansen will stand down at the conclusion of the tournament this weekend.

In an interview with STV, Rennie revealed he had been sounded out for the post by his fellow countrymen.

He said: "Obviously it's flattering, it's humbling. They've (New Zealand) always been such a great side.

"I guess I haven't had a lot of time to dwell on that because I'm totally focused on what I'm doing here.

"They've probably made contact with a number of Kiwis who are coaching over this way about interest for the role.

"They will have a process where they interview then make an appointment in the new year."

When asked about interest from Rugby Australia as well as New Zealand, Rennie said: "There's going to be speculation all the time when new jobs are up for grabs.

"They are naming a number of people, I guess, who are potential replacements for both of those jobs. I guess time will tell."