Crusaders announce Scott Hansen appointment

    2019-07-27 09:36

    Cape Town - The Crusaders have confirmed Scott Hansen will join their coaching group in 2020, following the departure of Brad Mooar earlier this month. 

    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 Cup.

    “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 rugby.

    “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.”

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