SCU lecturer to lift Welsh rugby
THE professional development of two second-string world rugby union strongholds has been handed partially to noted Lismore sports development coach Rudi Meir.
The Southern Cross University sport science and sport management lecturer has been granted special leave to take up a five-month supervisory role to lift the credentials of the Welsh Rugby Union and Rugby Canada in the eyes of the International Rugby Board and put Wales on a new pedestal in world standings.
Meir will work hand-in-hand with former dual Welsh rugby union and rugby league international and legendary St Helens Rugby League club player Clyde Griffiths to mould players for a new national rugby academy to be based at Colwyn Bay in the north of Wales.
The joint venture is the initiative of the Welsh Rugby Union, who invited Meir to be its skills and conditioning coach through his reputation for more than 20 years with professional rugby union and rugby league clubs in many countries, including English rugby clubs.