Pre-Season Training & 2017 Season

Coaching Team

The Otago University Rugby Football Club (OURFC) has brought together a team of top coaches and technical coaches for the 2017 Season

The OURFC Coaching Team


Brendon Timmins

Brendon Timmins: Director of Rugby

Rugby at OURFC is is run under the Directorship of Brendon Timmins,

Bendon played Lock and Flanker. He Played 14 games for New Zealand Universities from 1990-1994 including captaining the team in 1994. He played 42 games for the Highlanders from 1996-2002, 75 games for Otago from 1992-99 and 25 games for Southland including Captaining Southland for 23 of those games. He also played for the South Island team in 1995 and 2 games for NZ A in 1999.  Brendon has occupied many vital roles in southern rugby, revolving around technical strength and conditioning work, forward coaching, player development and academy managing.

The former powerful lock forward has also benefited markedly from two stints with Toyota Industries Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan during 2008-2009 Toyota IC in 2010.

Brendon is the current coach of New Zealand Universities


Roy Hawker

Roy Hawker: Technical Coach

Roy Hawker was a winger and a centre. He played 9 games for Otago in 1997, 2000 and 2001, and played 13 games in Southland in 2001-2002. He also played 7's for Otago from 1997 to 2001 and was in the New Zealand 7's squad in 1998. Roy was the backs coach for Norths in Australia and the unit coach for the Otago ITM team when they won the Ranfurly Shield. Roy has been the Otago Sevens Coach in recent years and has been very succesful with that team.

Roy is the specialist backs coach and sevens coach at OURFC.


Matt Carrington

Matt Carrington: Technical Coach

Matt Carrington was a winger and a fullback. He played 8 games for Auckland in 1995-1996 and then played for NZ Harlequins. He then played 33 games Otago and played 19 games for the Highlanders from 1997-1999. Matt went overseas for five seasons, playing in both Italy and England we he further developed his kicking skills at Bristol, before returning to Dunedin, to study physiotherapy.

Matt was appointed Kicking Coach for Otago in 2009

Matt is the specialist kicking coach and specialist backs coach at OURFC.


Nick Moore

Nick Moore: Technical Coach

Nick was a Prop. He played 8 games for New Zealand Universities from 1992-1995 and 80 games for Otago from 1993-1998 with a further game in 2003. In 1994 he played 4 games for New Zealand Development and in 1995 played a single game for both South Island and the New Zealand XV. 12 games for the Highlanders in 1996-1997 and 8 games for the Cheifs followed by 12 games for North Harbour in 1998. Nick went on to play 58 games for the Gauteng Lions (Transvaal, South Africa) between 1999-2002

Nick is the specialist forwards coach at OURFC.

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