Total Rugby are able to offer on request specialist coaching of the highest quality. Our coaching staff are all at least of Canterbury (provincial level). We are well aware that not all great players make great coaches and so our first priority is to ensure that the experts we use are first and foremost coaches with a proven record. We guarantee that the people we use to impart specialist rugby knowledge have the following credentials:


  • a verified knowledge of the game through either advanced coaching qualifications, elite level playing experience or both
  • can impart rugby knowledge in an effective and efficient manner
  • can communicate at the level of the group they are dealing with from 10 year olds to senior provincial players
  • are able to think on their feet and accommodate changing conditions, needs and group sizes
  • can manage groups so that there is a balance of theory and practical and that all members of the group are fully involved
  • have personalities that are friendly and amiable



View Our Coaches Below


Scott Robertson

IRB (International Rugby Board) Advanced Accredited Coach
Canterbury Air New Zealand Cup Team Defence Specialist 2008
Canterbury Academy Mentor/ Coach Position Specific 6,7,8/ Continuity Skills 2007, 2008
IRANZ (International Rugby Academy ) Position Specific 2007, 2008
Ricoh, Japan Defence Specialist Spot Coach 2007, 2008
Sumner Senior Rugby Team, Head Coach and Advisor 2007, 2008
Position: No 6/7
Rugby World Cup Team 1999
All Black (23 caps) 1998 – 2002
Canterbury Crusaders (86 caps) 1996 – 2003
Canterbury Provincial Team (80 caps) 1996 – 2003
Canterbury ITM Assistant Coach 2011, 12
Canterbury ITM Head Coach 2013


Hugh Galvin

Senior Lecturer of Sport Coaching and Physical Education at University of Canterbury
College of Education Massey Rugby Practicum top graduate 2001
Canterbury Under 19 Head Coach 2006, 2007, 2008
Coached Div 3 National Provincial Championship 2003, 2004
International Rugby Board (IRB) Coach Educator for the Pacific/Asia 2006,-2013
New Zealand Rugby Union Resource Coach 2006, 2013
NZRU Massey Rugby Practicum Course Facilitator
Presented Developing DecisionMakers paper at Netherlands Olympic Committee 50th
Coaching Conference 2002
Presented Empowerment in Coaching to Queensland Rugby Football Union Coaching
Conference 2002
Published articles and contributed to New Zealand Coach Magazine, English Rugby Football
Union’s Technical Journal, Developing Decision makers.
Canterbury B Head Coach 2010-2013


Scott Hansen

Linwood Rugby Director 2006-
Technical advisor Canterbury U21 2006-2007
Canterbury U18’s Backs coach 2008
Canterbury Rugby Academy Resource Coach
Position – No 9 Crusader Squad 1996 – 2 caps
Canterbury NPC 13 caps 1996 – 1998
New Zealand U16-U17-Schools-U19-Colts (white)
Canterbury ITM Assistant Coach 2013


Richard Smith

High Performance Coaching Manager New Zealand Academy of Sport South Island
Canterbury Colts U21 Coach 2001
NZ Under 19 Assistant Coach – 2006, 2007 World Championship Winners
Canterbury Under 19 Coach 2003 – 2005
Senior Club Coach 1998 – 1999
High Performance Manager Crusaders 2013


Dave Perrin

NZ U17 Selector  – Resource Coach
NZ Secondary School Selector – Resource Coach
NZ Resource Coach – Scrum, Front Row Factory
NZ Resource Coach – All aspects of Rugby
2001 – 2005 CANTERBURY UNDER 19
1996 – 2000 CANTERBURY UNDER 18
1993 – 1995 CANTERBURY UNDER 16
Assistant and Skills Coach – University Top League
2010  HAWAII RUGBY Coach/Facilitator and Skills advisor  – Workshops
2011 SHANGHAI RUGBY Coach/Facilitator and Skills advisor  – Workshops
2012 BRAZIL RUGBY Head Coach – U18
IRB / New Zealand IRB Accredited Trainer, IRB Coach Educator
NZRU/IRB Level 3/4 Accredited Coach
2008 – Present  New Zealand Rugby Union Regional Coach Development
Manager (South Island)
1998 – 2008 Crusader / Canterbury Rugby Football Union
Coach / Player Development Manager – RDO/CDO

Dave perrin