Crusaders announce Scott Hansen appointment
Cape Town - The Crusaders have confirmed Scott Hansen will join their
coaching group in 2020, following the departure of Brad Mooar earlier
Hansen will replace Mooar as Crusaders assistant coach for the 2020/21 seasons.
Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge said: “We are thrilled to confirm
another world-class coach will be joining our club, in preparation for
the 2020 Investec Super Rugby season.
“Scott Hansen has worked closely with Razor and Jase in the past as
part of the Canterbury Rugby environment, and has since gained an
immense amount of coaching experience overseas.
“We believe Scott will complement our existing coaches superbly, and
we look forward to welcoming him back to Christchurch at the conclusion
of Japan’s Rugby World Cup campaign.”
Head coach Scott Robertson added: “I’ve known Scott a long time, he’s
a proud Cantabrian, and a former Crusader who stepped away from the
coaching environment here in order to gain valuable experience overseas.
He’s an incredibly hard worker and we have a great connection having
coached together previously, so I value his input immensely.”
Before joining the Crusaders coaching team at the end of the year,
Hansen will assist the Japanese national side at the 2019 Rugby World
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to return home and
reconnect with Razor and Jase at the Crusaders, after a number of years
in rugby environments abroad,“ Hansen said.
“The Crusaders organisation is highly regarded for its commitment to
excellence, with loyal supporters from within the region and around the
world. I’m looking forward to working with staff, management and players
in the coming seasons and contributing to the proud legacy of Crusaders
“With a number of fantastic coaches and many world-class players
leaving to take on new opportunities and experiences, this is a really
exciting time to be joining the club. While my current focus is helping
Japan achieve our goals at this year’s Rugby World Cup, I look forward
to returning to Christchurch at the end of the year and tackling the
next challenge in my coaching career.”