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Coaching Bio

I am a retired Super Rugby Player with over 10 years of playing experience. During my career, I was the first player to win the player of the year award 4 times and the first backline player to win the John Eales Medal. As a coach, I love passing on what I miss most about playing - enjoyment for what you're doing and bringing people together.

I made my international playing debut in 1998 after playing Super Rugby seasons with both the NSW Waratahs and the QLD Reds. When injury called for my retirement in 2012 I was pushed into coaching (although it wasn't always a dream of mine to end up here). After 1 season of coaching, I fell in love with it. It kept me involved in rugby union while also giving me a taste for another side of the sport. What I love most about coaching is that I am able to pass on learnt skills and watch as athletes find a new way to perfect a skill they always thought impossible. My style is coaching from the basics - breaking down a skill to its most basic level and then developing in complexity. I am inspired by the improvement I see as well as the fun and enjoyment that I see in my athletes. I enjoy working with athletes who are hungry for knowledge and hungry to put the work in.


  • General Rugby Skills
  • Goal Kicking
  • General Play Kicking
  • Defence and Tackling
  • Attack
  • Counter Attack Principles
  • Back Three Play
  • Fullback Specific Mentoring
  • High Ball Catching
  • Position Specific Skills
  • Game Play Mentoring
  • General Mentoring


  • QLD Working with Children card expiry 20/08/2026

Coaching Locations

  • Norths Rugby Club, 128-150 Shaw Road, Wooloowin, Brisbane, QLD 4030, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 45 MINS $175

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $200

Small Group up to 4 athletes 60 MINS $240

Team up to 15 athletes 60 MINS $300

Online Mentoring 30 MINS $100

Online Mentoring 45 MINS $130


Megan - 18-09-2022

Chris communicated well with my ten year old son, demonstrating well planned sessions for a beginner which has sparked a love for Rugby. Chris has an innate ability to break down steps suitable for age and capabilities, along with patience and making it fun.

James - 20-10-2021

Chris is a great coach. He is helping my boy with kicking, passing and generally improving all his skills. Breaks it down well for the boy to understand the mechanics of the techniques and skills required. Could not recommend him more.

Lyndon - 02-10-2021

The first session with Chris was well beyond our expectations. He explained different rugby techniques to my boys in very good detail and identified issues with them and helped with methods to resolve those issues. Chris is a very good communicator and the boys loved working with him. He definitely knows his rugby and is a great coach. We will definitely be back.

Damien - 27-11-2020

Max has been training with Chris for approximately six weeks now and what he has learnt so far would of taken him years to have learnt just by playing rugby and rugby league during the season. One on one coaching is invaluable to kids that have potential. We will continue with Chris as many years as needed whilst still learning the skills amd techniques needed.