Rugby: Former All Blacks assistant coach Brad Mooar signs on with Scotland

  • 27/01/2023
Brad Mooar.
Brad Mooar. Photo credit: Getty Images

Former All Blacks assistant coach Brad Mooar has signed on with Scotland for their upcoming Six Nations campaign.

The 48-year-old former Crusaders assistant has joined the squad as an attack coach on a consultancy basis under Gregor Townsend.

Mooar worked alongside Ian Foster with the All Blacks for two years, before he and fellow assistant John Plumtree were sacked after their home test series defeat to Ireland last July.

Townsend has prior experience coaching with Mooar dating back to their time with Welsh side Scarlets, where Mooar was in charge in 2019.

"Brad Mooar is coming in for the whole championship," said Townsend.

"Brad was the Scarlets head coach and was with the All Blacks until August. He will come in on a consultancy role and we will see what that looks like."

Mooar's role will be focused on tactics, strategy, and problem solving, Townsend explained.

"There are rugby specifics as well," he said. "He was involved in the three-test series against Ireland. In the first test a couple of coaches got Covid so I think he maybe led the programme that day. 

"He is someone who has had a lot of experience at both club and test level."

Scotland kick off their Six Nations bid against England at Twickenham on February 5 (NZ time).