The Crusaders are setting up in Wollongong & Australian rugby might be the big winners

Newly appointed UOW Crusaders Global Rugby Program head coach Simon Kneebone believes he and his coaching staff will be able to replicate and implement the “Crusader way” into the new rugby academy at the University of Wollongong when it launches in February 2021.  Kneebone will lead the professional rugby program, that will see aspiring young rugby players train 20 hours a week as part of the Crusaders system, while studying at the University of Wollongong or its affiliated college.  UOW launched a similar Football program this year, in partnership with English Premier League club Tottenham Hot Spurs. “The excitement for me is probably two fold,” Kneebone told Rugby News, shortly after being announced as head coach.  “I’ve got a real passion for working with young people, helping them develop and helping shape their next couple of years. “But I’m also really excited to work in an environment where you’ve got young people working in a fully professio
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