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Tabai Matson

Crusaders Assistant Coach

Tabai Matson has made the transition from Canterbury Head Coach to Crusaders Assistant coach for 2013. An outstanding coach who has been involved with coaching Canterbury to a record equalling 4 successive National titles.

Former centre Matson, 40, played five games for the All Blacks in 1995-96 and two Tests for Fiji at the 1999 World Cup. He was known as a hard-running player with deceptive pace.

Matson played 58 times for Canterbury and earned 25 caps for the Crusaders before playing for Brive in France in 1998-2000, London Irish in 2000-01 and Yamaha in Japan in 2001-06 (also head coach). His other coaching roles have included an assistant’s role with the University of Queesland in 2006 and head coach of the Gold Coast Breakers 2007-08 during which time the team made the semi-final.

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