All Blacks add throwing and kicking coaches to their coaching squad

All Blacks add throwing and kicking coaches to their coaching squad

Corey Flynn and David Hill will add their throwing and kicking expertise respectively to the All Blacks environment during the 2024 Test season as coaching resources.

Flynn, a 15-Test All Blacks hooker, will fill a newly created role of Throwing Coach with regular touch points with the squad when they are in New Zealand throughout the season. It will mark the first time he’s been in the All Blacks environment since playing his final Test in 2011 - a 41-10 Rugby World Cup pool win over Tonga at Eden Park.

Hill, a prolific points scorer during his playing career, will continue as Kicking Coach for the next two years, a role that’s seen him keeping tabs on the All Blacks kickers since as far back as 2017 in a part time capacity, and in a regular contracted role since 2019.

All Blacks Assistant Coach Jason Ryan said Flynn’s role would be a significant addition.

“Corey has done a stellar job working as a resource in our Super Rugby environments over the past two seasons and the guidance, skill and care he’s brought to his coaching has been obvious both from feedback and in the quality and consistency of the throwing from the hookers he’s worked with

Hill, a first five eighth who scored more than 1500 first class points during his playing career with Waikato and the Chiefs and represented the All Blacks three times including a Test against Ireland in 2006, has built an impressive coaching CV since hanging up his boots.

Currently an Assistant Coach at the Chiefs, Hill has also been involved with the New Zealand Under 20s, the Blues in Super Rugby, and Bay of Plenty in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC.

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