Coach Jamie Joseph to stick with Highlanders

Last updated 14:46 13/06/2014
Jamie Joseph
Getty Images
STAYING ON: Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph.

Related Links

2014 Highlanders season Jamie Joseph linked with job with Cardiff Blues Jamie Joseph in talks over new Highlanders deal Jamie Joseph defers Highlanders coaching plan Wellington Lions, Highlanders for Shaun Treeby

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

Highlanders coach Tony Brown linked to Ireland move with Connacht Blues coach Tana Umaga agrees with new tackling laws but warns of 'bedding down period' Bystander says Chiefs rugby players shouted abuse at two women calling them 'f...ing c...s' Crusaders' first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga commits to end of 2019 Chiefs allegedly verbally abuse two female parking wardens Waratahs' Israel Folau wants to wear maroon in a rugby union Origin Fully-fit Quade Cooper relishes return to the Queensland Reds for Super Rugby Melbourne Rebels look to Marika Koroibete to deliver tries Former Crusader Ben Volavola signed by Melbourne Rebels Hurricanes sign 1st XV star loose forward Brayden Iose to pre-season contract

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has committed himself to the Super Rugby franchise for another two years.

The former All Black and Otago representative has been based in Dunedin since 2011, following coaching stints with the Maori All Blacks and Wellington.

"We've got an exciting young group of guys playing for us this year and I'm looking forward to working with them in the future as head coach to see what we can achieve as a team,'' Joseph said.

''I've got a great coaching team around me and we've worked hard this year to create the right environment and keen to keep this going into the next few seasons.''

Highlanders general manager Roger Clark said Joseph had developed into a very good coach over the past four years.

''We are very enthusiastic about where this coaching team can take the Highlanders in the future," he said.

"When Jamie first started with the Highlanders in 2011 the goal was to develop the Highlanders as an organisation and a team that the fans and stakeholders respected and supported.

"There is no doubt that Jamie has had a large influence on the Highlanders achieving this goal and his commitment for another two years will assist the Highlanders to continue this momentum."

Clark hopes to keep the current coaching team of Joseph, Tony Brown, Scott McLeod and Jon Preston together.

The Highlanders sit in fifth on the Super Rugby table with a demanding run to the playoffs that includes a game against the Chiefs at home on June 27 and away games against the Waratahs and Crusaders.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which 2015 NZ Super Rugby team looks best?

Blues

Chiefs

Crusaders

Highlanders

Hurricanes

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content