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Yale University’s Men’s Rugby club, for many years a leader in eastern rugby circles from its founding in 1875, withdrew into the background of Ivy League rugby, ceding supremacy to Dartmouth, Brown, and Harvard. But recent signs of change under the leadership of coach Greg Williams, indicate a revival of Eli’s historic rugby past.
Williams assumed the position in 2014 after having achieved a successful administrative background in his native Ireland, where he coached at college and national team levels. Here in the United States, he has served as USA Men’s All-American coach since 2015. Currently, he is Backs and Attack coach with the Eagles.
It is to Williams’ credit that he has been able to schedule a high-level rugby coaching clinic at Yale on Sunday, September 9. The jewel in this one-day seminar (already filled) will mark the appearance of Scott Robertson, Head Coach of New Zealand’s Canterbury Crusaders, winners in 2017 and 2018 of Super Rugby. Scott made 22-appearances for the All Blacks and was Head Coach of New Zealand’s U20 team.
Robertson’s keynote speech is entitled, “Creating a World Class culture.”
The seminar runs from 8:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Much of the day’s instruction will occur at the Training Fields in New Haven.