Hurricanes coach off to Wales

    2014-05-19 13:45
    Cape Town - Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett will join Welsh side Cardiff Blues after the completion of this year's Super Rugby competition.

    Cardiff announced the news via their official website on Monday.

    Hammett, 41, was appointed as Cardiff's Director of Rugby on a three-year deal.

    He will form an exciting new-look coaching team at Cardiff Arms Park with Dale McIntosh and Paul John.

    The Christchurch-born ex-hooker has carved out a reputation as one of the most exciting and leading coaches in Super Rugby following spells at the Crusaders and Hurricanes.

    Hammett, who won 29 caps for New Zealand between 1999 and 2003, made his name during his playing career with the Crusaders, where he won four titles.

    He retired in 2003 and joined the coaching staff at Crusaders while also working with Canterbury in the Air New Zealand Cup.

    Hammett took over as head coach at the Wellington-based Hurricanes in 2011 and is currently leading the team as they push for the end of season play-offs.

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