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Wayne Smith's coaching story Posted over 2 years ago

Wayne Smith is widely respected as one of the greatest minds in rugby. Having played for The All Blacks 35 times (17 tests), Wayne moved into coaching. His journey to World Cup glory with The All Blacks in 2011 began with the Crusaders and took him around the world. Here’s his coaching story…

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_Graham Henry on Wayne Smith:_ "Wayne is the best coach I have ever coached with. He has a huge work ethic, does lots of research and has a great feel for the game. At the moment he is the defence coach and is also involved with our counter attacking strategy. He is a very thoughtful man and takes a major interest in how we use turnover ball. He has been going around with a little camera which he uses to track individual players for a whole game. It has proved quite embarrassing for some. There is nowhere to hide and the players soon learn where they have to step up. Top bloke."

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