Ryan joins Crusaders coaching team

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:39
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NEWS: The Crusaders have added the final piece to their coaching team for the 2017 Super Rugby season and beyond by appointing Jason Ryan as assistant coach. 

Ryan will work alongside Scott Robertson as head coach, Brad Mooar as the assistant coach and Leon MacDonald as assistant coach backs.

Ryan said he was thrilled to be offered the role and cannot wait to get his teeth into it.

"This is a huge opportunity for me and it is still sinking in, to be honest," Ryan said.

"I know that it is a big step up to Super Rugby but I am determined to give it everything and make a strong contribution to the well-respected legacy of the Crusaders.

"Making the step up with Scott [Robertson] definitely makes it easier. We know each other well as coaches and we already know that we work well together, which should help to make the transition more seamless for everyone. I can’t wait to get started."

Ryan's contract begins at the end of the National Provincial Championship season and is for three years.

Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach said Ryan brings a great skill set to the team: "We are really pleased that Jason has signed up with the Crusaders through to 2019." 

"He has been doing excellent work with the forwards in the Canterbury team for the last five years, as well as for the Black Ferns and New Zealand Under-20 teams, so we are sure that he will make a valuable contribution to the Crusaders as well."

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson added to Ryan's appointment: "I have worked with him at both Canterbury and NZ Umder-20s level and I admire and respect him as a coach.

"He is well-known in New Zealand rugby circles as an expert on scrums and it is a prized skillset that he will bring to the group."

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Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
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Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19