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Coaching shake-up at the Blues

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 15/08/2016

Blues coach Tana Umaga will have some new assistant coaches next Super Rugby season after incumbents Paul Feeney and Glenn Moore decided not to seek re-appointment.

Moore, the current Black Ferns coach, has completed his two-year deal, while former Auckland coach Feeney is moving on after a year at the franchise to seek "a more hands-on coaching position".

"[I] believe I now have the skills and ability to succeed in that sort of role," Feeney said.

Umaga, who led the Blues to 11th overall in his first season in charge, says he appreciates the hard work and input from the pair in what was a new coaching group at the Blues.

"After a year in this position and in light of these changes, we are taking the opportunity to review our coaching structure for the future," Umaga said.

Assistant coach Alistair Rogers will remain under contract with the Blues for the 2017 season.

The new coaching structure will be announced by the end of October.

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