Shocking switch as Hansen joins NRL side
TRANSFER NEWS: Former All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen will be joining the National Rugby League (NRL) side teh Canterbury Bulldogs.
The NRL side revealed on Wednesday that Hansen has agreed to work with the club as a High-Performance Consultant.
Hansen coached the All Blacks to their 2015 Rugby World Cup victory in England and has built up an imposing record in coaching in the 15-player code.
Bulldogs chief executive Andrew Hill is delighted to bring Hansen on board, saying he will work closely with new coach Trent Barrett and his management staff, as well as the players’ leadership group.
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“Being able to bring Steve Hansen on board as a High-Performance Consultant with the club is tremendous news for everyone associated with the Bulldogs as he is one of the most highly respected figures throughout all of sports,” Hill said.
“Steve will work closely with our Coaching and Management staff, in addition to our Players Leadership Group.
“To be able to have someone with Steve’s record and background work with our staff and players will be a great asset to our club.
“He was responsible for being a major driving force behind one of the most successful sporting brands in history and his knowledge and thoughts on areas such as leadership, high performance, preparation and team ethic will be invaluable to our club as we look to create the right environment for success, on and off the field.
“Steve has already developed a relationship with Trent Barrett, after Trent spent some time with the All Blacks in recent seasons and we believe that his knowledge and insights will be of tremendous benefit moving forward.”