FINAL WORD FROM SIR GORDON TIETJENS

Published on Sep 17, 2016 by admin

The most successful Rugby 7s Coach of all-time, Sir Gordon Tietjens, retires from leading Team New Zealand for 22 years.

Tietjens has coached many young players who have gone on to become All Blacks, including Christian Cullen, Jonah Lomu, Joe Rokocoko, Mils Muliaina, Rico Gear, Cory Jane, Ben Smith, and Liam Messam. As of June 2016, Tietjens had coached 44 players who have gone on to become All Blacks in the 15-a-side game and he was the only remaining active international coach from the amateur era.

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