Canterbury claim Holland's services

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:33
Large jasonholland630

Former  Manawatu, Taranaki and Munster Centre Jason Holland has been appointed as Canterbury Assistant Coach for the 2013 National Provincial Championship campaign.

Former  Manawatu, Taranaki and Munster Centre Jason Holland has been appointed as Canterbury Assistant Coach for the 2013 National Provincial Championship campaign.

Holland’s appointment follows the recent promotion of former All Black Scott Robertson from Assistant Coach to Head Coach for the Canterbury team.

Holland spent the last 13 years playing for and coaching Irish Club Munster. He earned 102 caps for the Irish Club and went onto to become backs, attack and skills coach for the European rugby powerhouse over the last 5 years.

Canterbury Rugby Football Union CEO Hamish Riach said Holland’s appointment would be an asset to the Canterbury coaching team.  

"Jason has an impressive track record coaching Munster. He has helped take the side to successive playoffs and finals with Munster - Celtic League Champions 2009 & 2011, European Cup semi-finalists 2009, European Cup quarter finalists 2012 and Pro 12 semi-finalists 2012.

"He has gone on to have a very successful coaching career.

"We are thrilled that his positive influence and experience will help shape the 2013 Canterbury side in his new role as Assistant Coach," Riach said.

Canterbury Head Coach Scott Robertson said he is looking forward to working with Holland over the coming season.

"Jason brings a great balance of experience playing here in New Zealand and also bringing his international experience as a player and coach from Europe.  

"Jason is an exceptionally talented coach and we are lucky to have him on board," Robertson said.

Holland will join Robertson in March to start preparing the five times champions for the upcoming NPC season, which kicks off on 17 August.   

"I am delighted to be joining such a proud, ambitious and high performing union.

"The style of rugby, and values the players and management seem to have excites  me and I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success in the ITM Cup and beyond," Holland said.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Mon, 19 February 2018
NMMU-Madibaz v Wits 14h45 Port Elizabeth
Maties v CUT-Ixias 16h30 Cape Town
UCT-Ikeys v Shimlas 16h30 Cape Town
NWU-Pukke v UJ 17h00 Potchefstroom
Fri, 23 February 2018
Highlanders v Blues 06h35 Dunedin
Rebels v Reds 08h45 Melbourne
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 19h00 Irish Independent Park
Dragons v Edinburgh 19h30 Rodney Parade
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Leinster v Kings 19h35 RDS
France v Italy 20h00 Paris
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Bath v Sale Sharks 12h30 Recreation Ground
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Sun, 25 February 2018
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
NEW ZEALAND NPC
MORE LOGS
RELATED ARTICLES