Super Rugby
Rennie to take over at Chiefs
ESPNscrum Staff
April 16, 2011
Dave Rennie, Manawatu coach, FMG Stadium, Palmerston North, New Zealand, October 14, 2010
Dave Rennie will fill the Chiefs hotseat from September 1 © Getty Images

Manawatu coach Dave Rennie will be the new head coach of the Chiefs Super Rugby team from next season.

Rennie's appointment is for 2012 and 2013 and comes into effect September 1. Current Chiefs coach Ian Foster announced last year he would step down at the end of this season.

"Dave has a strong record, particularly with the New Zealand Under 20 side which he steered towards three consecutive Junior World Championship titles. As a former player who has unique coaching experiences with the Under 20s, and provincial and Super rugby teams, Dave will bring a great mix of skills and experience to this role," NZRU General Manager of Professional Rugby Neil Sorensen said.

Rennie said he was excited to be part of the Chiefs' campaign next year.

"While we have a fair bit of experience heading off shore, we are fortunate to have strong provincial unions developing the emerging talent. For the time being, my focus remains on preparing the Manawatu Turbos side for what will be a challenging and exciting, condensed ITM Cup competition."

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