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Former All Black joins rugby coaching team

Mark Mayerhofler

Former All Black midfielder Mark Mayerhofler (left) has joined MAGS’ Senior Rugby coaching staff.

Mayerhofler, who played six tests for the All Blacks, will bring his extensive rugby experience to the 1st XV coaching team with special focus on defence.

After winning three Super Rugby titles with the Crusaders, Mayerhofler spent several seasons in the English Premiership before returning to New Zealand. His daughter Allyana is in Year 12 at MAGS.

Meanwhile, the 1st XV enjoyed its first training session with All Black legend Keven Mealamu (pictured above in red shirt at centre) at the weekend at his Fit60 gym in Takanini.

NBA singlets was the call for training gear for the first of the sessions, which are going to be held for seven consecutive Saturdays.