Wayne Pivac resigns as Auckland ITM Cup Coach

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Auckland Rugby Union CEO Andy Dalton today confirmed that Wayne Pivac, Coach of the Auckland ITM Cup team, has resigned from his role to take up a position as Assistant Coach for the Llanelli Scarlets in Wales.

Pivac has been in charge of the Auckland team for the past two seasons, taking them to the ITM Cup final in 2012 and the semi-finals last year. Previously he had coached the side from 1999 to 2003, winning the competition on three occasions.

He will be succeeded by current Assistant Coach, Paul Feeney.

Andy Dalton said the Union is sad to see Pivac leave.

“Wayne has been a great contributor to Auckland Rugby and has made significant improvements to our team throughout the time he’s been with us.

“But we recognise his aspirations and understand his desire to take on this new challenge. We wish him every success in Wales.”

Pivac will leave the Union in the coming weeks and take up his position at Llanelli in June.

Paul Feeney will take the reins of the ITM Cup team, after serving as Pivac’s assistant for two seasons.

“Paul has an impressive rugby résumé and has worked extensively with both the ITM Cup squad and a large number of the up and coming players in the Auckland Rugby Academy.

“We are delighted that he will step up into this role and are confident that we have, in Paul, one of the most talented coaches in the country,” said Dalton.

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