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Mike Cron All Blacks Forwards Coach


About Mike Cron

Mike Cron is recognised as one of, if not the best, scrum coaches in world rugby. Mike has made scrums safer and more powerful all over the world at all levels of the game. He has worked with many national sides including Japan and Wales and has been with the All Blacks since 2004. Mike has redefined the role and persona of the scrum coach. He is innovative and respected for his approach to teaching the scrum, leaving all those he works along side with the tools and understanding to peer and self coach.

Graham Henry on Mike Cron:
Mike Cron epitomises the ultimate in scrum coaching. Knowledge; technique; patience; safety and a huge respect for the men who have to do the business-SCRUM. And most importantly the ability to pass that knowledge on, not only to his players but scrum coaches all around the globe. That’s why we call him the “Scrum Doctor” – the Number 1 in the world.


  • Date of Birth: 14 December, 1954, Christchurch

Coaching Career

1982-1984: St Andrews College First XV
1984-1987: Christchurch Rugby Club
1987-1988: Canada, Senior & Provincial Coach
1988-2002: Canterbury Scrum Coach
1997-2002: Crusaders Scrum Coach
2002-2003: Wales Scrum Coach
2002-Present: Panasonic Scrum Coach
2004-Present: NZRU Resource Coach
2004-2011: All Blacks Scrum Coach
2012-Present: All Blacks Forwards Coach

Mike Cron's courses

Mike Cron's latest articles

Mike Cron: The Scrum Setup Preview

Mike Cron shows you the key elements to ensuring a strong, safe and balanced scrum set-up.

Mike Cron: Scrum Engagement Machine Based Preview

Following on from his scrum set-up module, Mike Cron takes you through how to use a scrum machine to successfully coach engagement technique.

Mike Cron: Scrum & Ruck Conditioning - drills to build neck & core strength - Trailer

In his latest module, New Zealand scrum coach, Mike Cron, looks at activities and drills to stay strong with movement in the scrummage and to build neck and core strength.