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Former Leicester Tigers head coach Aaron Mauger has got a new role with the Highlanders as assistant coach on a two-year deal.
The former All Blacks centre has impressed during coaching tenures as the assistant coach of the Crusaders in 2013 and 2014 and more recently as the head coach of Leicester. His coaching term with the Tigers began in 2015 and concluded this season with this year’s team lifting the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Mauger will be moving to Dunedin in late July is looking forward to the opportunity.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Highlanders next season. The club have worked extremely hard over the last four to five years in particular to create an environment that allows the people and the team to perform at their best and to the highest levels.
I feel very privileged to be joining the club and to be in a position on the coaching staff where I can help add to the fantastic structure put in place and help grow the team and club to achieve future success,”
Following on from his overseas experience, finding the right club in New Zealand was important.
“I like what the Highlanders stand for, I know we are going to a family orientated club and that was a critical factor for us when making our decision,” he said.
“As a family we had lots of discussions with some key people to assure ourselves us that the Highlanders and the city of Dunedin would be the perfect place for Amy and I to bring our family and for me to continue growing as a person and as a coach.”