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Reihana joining Bristol as skills coach

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/03/2017

Former All Blacks back Bruce Reihana has been appointed skills coach next season at struggling English Premiership club Bristol.

Reihana, who won two caps for the All Blacks and spent nine years as a player with Northampton, will move to Bristol from French Top 14 outfit Bordeaux-Begles.

He will become part of a new Bristol coaching team for next term, headed by current Connacht boss Pat Lam.

"The addition of Bruce to the coaching set-up is a major coup for us," Bristol's acting head coach Mark Tainton told the club's official website.

"Not only is he an excellent coach, he knows the English game and what is required to break down opposition defences here.

"He understands Pat Lam's philosophy, and wants to promote an exciting brand of rugby."

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