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Dave Ellis ex Blues Super Rugby and Connacht Pro 12 coach

About Dave Ellis

Following age-grade representative rugby, Dave became a passionate Coach specialising in skills.

As Director of Ellis Rugby, he is a consultant coach with over 28 years in player skill development and a strong background in coach education.

Dave is internationally recognised for the creation of a unique coloured coaching system and aids designed to enhance progressive skill development.


Coaching Career:

  • 2016-2018: Blues Super Rugby, NZ
  • 2013-2016: Connacht Pro-12, Ireland
  • 2012: Toowoomba Grammar
  • 2000-2012: International Rugby Academy, NZ
  • 2000-2012: NZRU Resource Coach, NZ
  • 2000-2012: Black Ferns Analyst, NZ
  • 2000-2012: US Rugby Resource Coach
  • 1988-2000: Various coaching roles in Australia, Canada and the USA

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