Specialist Rugby Coaching

All our coaches are of the highest calibre, with the CV and experience to prove it. They each bring specialist skills to the team to provide the best coaching available. Manaaki Rugby Tours also boasts a world class traveling physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach available throughout all tours.

On-field specialist sessions could include:

Backline attack
The Scrum
Goal kicking
The lineout
Defense
The kick-off
The breakdown
Tackling
Counter attack
Team run

Off-field specialist sessions could include:

Strength and conditioning
Nutritional seminars
Goal setting
Video analysis
Cross training

Meet some of the coaches

Josh Hay
Josh HayRugby 15s and 7s Coach
SPECIALIST AREAS:
Video analysis, the breakdown, scrummaging

QUALIFICATIONS:
NZRU Game Planning Practicum Certificate (IRB L4 equivalent)
IRB L3 Advance Coaching, Analyzing and Preparing Players Course

EXPERIENCE:
Welsh National Rugby Team (observer) – Warren Gatland
FIT University, Japan, Coaching consultant
Chiefs Super XV Coaching Observation
New Zealand Secondary Schools Coach – 2012, 2013
Waikato Development Head Coach – 2015
Waikato ITM Cup Resource Coach – 2015
Waikato University Premier Senior A Coach – 2014
Hamilton Boys High Under 15 Coach – National Champions (unbeaten) – 2013, 2014
Kanto University, Japan, New Zealand Tour – Coaching consultant – 2012
Waikato Under 20 Rugby Team, Head Coach – 2008, 2009, 2010
Hamilton Old Boys’ – Premier Senior A Coach – 2007, 2008, 2009
Three-year campaign – Two semi finals and a final
Hamilton Boys’ High School 1st XV Co Coach – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (Played 85, Won 73)

Nigel Hotham
Nigel HothamRugby 15s and 7s Coach
SPECIALIST AREAS:
Back Attack, counter attack, Getting the most out of high school players
QUALIFICATIONS:
NZRU Level 1,2 3 and 4
Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management endorsed in Coaching (Massey University)

EXPERIENCE:
Hamilton Boys’ High School 1st XV Head Coach
Sanix World School’s Tournament Champions 2010, 2011,
National Secondary Schools Champions 2008, 2009, 2013,
Moascar Cup Holders 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
Super 8 Champions 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014,
Chiefs Regional Champions 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Hamilton Boy’s High School Sevens Coach
N.Z. Condors National Champions 2006, 2008
Waikato SS Sevens Champions 2003 – 2012

Director of Coaching – Melville RC
Waikato Premier 7s Champions
NZ National Club 7s Champions

New Zealand Secondary Schools Head Coach
Northern Regions Schools Coach

Shaun Hohneck
Shaun HohneckRugby 15s Coach
Sean Hohneck
Rugby Coach
SPECIALIST AREAS:
Kick offs and lineouts
QUALIFICATIONS:
IRB-NZRFU Level 3 Advanced Coaching Certificate.

EXPERIENCE:
Waikato NPC – 35 caps

Waikato Chiefs – 32 caps

New Zealand Maori – 5 caps. Member of the 2005 squad who beat the touring British Lions team.

Bristol Rugby, Guinness Premiership and Heineken Cup – 28 caps
Viadana Rugby, Italian Super 10 competition, Heineken Cup – 40 caps
Leeds Carnegie, England, Aviva Premiership, Heineken Cup – 26 caps

Waikato ITM Cup squad – 2 caps
Forwards Coach, Fraser Tech Senior team
Resource Coach, Chiefs Under 18 Development Squad
Head Coach, St Peter’s School Cambridge 1st XV
Resource Coach for Waikato ITM Cup squad

Teresa Te Tamaki
Teresa Te TamakiWomens Coach and Physio
SPECIALIST AREA:
Physiotherapist
QUALIFICAITONS:
DRC Level 1 and 2
Regional 7s coaching (Darryl Suasua)

EXPERIENCE:
Lifestyle Physiotherapy Owner
Waikato ITM Cup Physiotherapist
Waikato Mitre 10 Cup Physiotherapist
Fraser Tech Premier Physiotherapist

Physio Rehab Group (Auckland)

2007-2015 Black Ferns
2008-2009 NZ Womens 7s
2005-2011 Aotearoa Womens 7s
2013-2016 Waikato Womens 7s (Captain)
2012-2015 Waikato Womens WPC (Captain)
2006-2011 Auckland Storm NPC

Coaching
2011-2015 Player/Coach Varsity Womens Rugby
2014-2015 Hillcrest High School 7s
2014 Hillcrest High School 15s
2011-2013 Hamilton Girls High Schools 7s

Logan Posthumus
Logan PosthumusStrength and Conditioning Coach
SPECIALIST AREA:
Strength and Conditioning
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor in Sport and Recreation, specialising in Exercise Science from Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

EXPERIENCE:
Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Aspire High Performance Centre
Strength and Conditioning coach for the last 6 years and have experienced Strength and Conditioning as an athlete within Rugby, Cricket and Boxing for about 15 years.
Academic Staff Member and Researcher at the Waiariki/Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Worked with:
New Zealand Rugby All Blacks
New Zealand Rugby Sevens
Bay of Plenty/Waikato Magic Netball
NZ elite level Wrestlers and Boxers.
Other sports include Cricket, Hockey, Volleyball, Swimming,

Steve Miln
Steve MilnRugby Coach
SPECIALIST AREAS:
Skills coach, Backline defence and attach, Kicking

COACHING EXPERIENCE
15 years playing and coaching in Japan
Assistant coach mens national sevens team
New Zealand women’s sevens skills kicking coach
NPC assistant coach Bay Of Plenty

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Played for Japan sevens, 15s and 10s national teams
All Black trialist
New Zealand Maori representative

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