Black Ferns hire Allan Bunting, ex-sevens player coach, to build team culture

Allan Bunting
Bunting had Super Rugby Aupiki success in the Chiefs Manawa this season, following a successful Olympic campaign for New Zealand’s women’s 7s team in Tokyo last year.

New Zealand’s women have appointed Allan Bunting, the former manager of culture & leadership for the country’s sevens teams to Olympic gold in Tokyo.

Wayne Smith, former assistant to the All Blacks is part of a new coaching set-upThis year’s World Cup defense by the team.

Bunting claimed that improving team culture would help improve performances.

He stated, “If our connection is right, who are we and what our identity are, it will drive off-field performance.”

“My role is to ensure there is real alignment, connection, because this team is going to shine like never before. We need to decide who we want to be in that light.”

New Zealand was hit hard by the bitter autumn in the northern hemisphere. heavydefeatsEngland, followed by two losses to France.

New Zealand will be trying to improve in Tests against Australia Canada and the United States. New Zealand will host the World Cup in October.

Bunting was also a sevens champion and led Chiefs Manawa into the inaugural Super Rugby Aupiki title.

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