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Barry Matthews new Heartland XV coach

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 27/07/2016

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews will be the next head coach of New Zealand Heartland XV.

The Heartland squad is scheduled to play New Zealand Marist and the Australian Barbarians at the end of the 2016 season in November.

"The standard of Heartland rugby goes from strength to strength every year, and more and more players are being picked up," Matthews said.

"I'm thrilled to be involved."

Matthews will be assisted by Poverty Bay head coach Mutu Ngarimu.

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