Clayton McMillan has been appointed as interim Head Coach of the Gallagher Chiefs for next year’s Super Rugby campaign.
McMillan has signed a one-year contract with New Zealand to coach the Gallagher Chiefs while Head Coach Warren Gatland leads the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
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McMillan will take up the role after he has completed his Mitre 10 Cup duties with the Bay of Plenty Steamers.
Current Maori All Blacks Head Coach and Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Director of Rugby, McMillan has been instrumental in the success of Bay of Plenty Rugby Union’s High Performance programme during his tenure with an impressive record including last year’s Mitre 10 Cup Championship title.
His coaching ability was recognised in 2017 when has was appointed Head Coach of the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians side who faced the British and Irish Lions during their 2017 tour of New Zealand and was announced as Head Coach of the Maori All Blacks that same year.