Wayne Smith rugby player
Wayne Smith rugby player

Wayne Smith

1st Jan 1970 1.78m/78kg Head Coach

All Blacks unveil 2024 management group

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed the 2024 All Blacks management group under new Head Coach Scott Robertson.  The group includes seven members who carry over from the previous All Blacks...

Leading All Blacks Coaches Pick Their All-Time All Blacks XV

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Choosing all-time sides in any sport can be contentious, but there is rarely unanimity when it comes down to the All Blacks.   So what happened when three of the All Blacks' all-time leading coaches,...

Blue Bulls Welcome Former Springbok into Coaching Staff

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blue Bulls Company (BBCo.) confirmed that former Springbok and Kobe Steelers coach, Andries Bekker has joined the South African franchise in the capacity of assistant coach until June 2026. A former...

New Zealand Rugby King’s Birthday honours recipients

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has congratulated All Blacks and Black Ferns Performance Coach Wayne Smith, and Black Ferns Co-Captains Ruahei Demant and Kennedy Simon, who have all been honoured in the 2023 King’s...

History repeating itself for Sale Sharks class of 06

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mark Cueto spent his entire career with Sharks and scored the opening try when they won their first, and to date only, Premiership title 17 years ago. The England and Lions winger was part of an exceptional...

Wayne Smith appointed to new role as Performance Coach for the All Blacks and Black Ferns

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Wayne Smith has been appointed as Performance Coach to the Black Ferns and All Blacks in a unique new role that will include mentoring and supporting the respective Head Coaches and enhancing...

Queensland Rugby Union inducts three new legends into the Hall of Fame

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) will next month induct three legends of the game into the QRU Hall of Fame. Rugby World Cup winner Toutai Kefu, former Wallaby captain and manager of the 1984 Grand...

All Blacks 2024 Assistant Coaches Confirmed

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced the four coaches who will assist Scott Robertson when he becomes All Blacks Head Coach after the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Current All Blacks assistant coach Jason...

Black Ferns stand tall at Halberg Awards

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Black Ferns were recognised for an outstanding 2022 which culminated in the winning the Rugby World Cup at the ISPS Handa Halberg Awards. The Black Ferns were awarded the ISPS Handa Team of the...

Allan Bunting announced as Black Ferns Director of Rugby

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced former Black Ferns Sevens Coach and Black Ferns Manager of Culture and Leadership Allan Bunting will now take the helm as the Black Ferns Director of Rugby.    Bunting,...