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2003 Presenters

To be invited as a speaker to the world rugby conference, the candidate must demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and achievement.


 

Forward Skills

Andrew Blades

Former Australian prop
Current coach New Castle

 

Rugby Fitness

Pat Fox

Saracans Fitness Instructor
Head Trainer Wasps 1996 - 2002
Director England Rugby Team 1999-1998

 

Wayne Smith

Mr. Smiths CV speaks for itself. Capped 17 times for New Zealand. He also captained the All Blacks Sevens team between 1984 and 1986 winning the Hong Kong Sevens that year. Smith coached Canterbury to two Super 12 titles and now is at the helm of Northampton RFC in England. His innovative approach to coaching focuses on the team and the contest of rugby.

 

Defensive Skills



Frank Ponissi

 

Dinner Speaker



Todd Blackledder


Former All Black captain
Former Canterbury Crusader
Scottish National Team Asst Coach

Refereeing

Ed Morrison


Internationally renowned referee from England