Tony Brown is a former All Black who played first-five eight with an incredible playing career that spanned 16 years starting in Otago, then with the Highlanders, then over to Japan & South Africa and finally finishing his playing career back in Otago.
Today, Brown is known for his work as one of the best-attacking coaches on the planet and his work as the assistant coach of Japan saw them topple both Scotland and Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and earning their first-ever quarter-final appearance. He is currently sitting in an assistant coaching position with the Highlanders for the 2020 season.
In this episode of the podcast, you'll hear why Tony turned down the All Black role to continue working with Japan, his philosophy around how he coaches players individually and how Japanese rugby became known as the fastest attacking team on the planet.
If you're a coach or player then this episode will give you everything you need to teach players how to execute on what is in front of them and how to imprint your brand of rugby that you want your team to use.
Share this episode with your leadership team and start making your playing plans for 2020.
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(1:08) Tony’s Playing Career
(1:37) Tony’s Work Coaching Japan
(2:08) Speculation Linking Tony to the All Blacks
(3:26) (25:08) Hayden Parker, Sunwolves Fly Half
(3:38) Lima Sopoaga, Former Highlanders Player
(3:49) (25:52) Yu Tamura, Japanese Rugby Player
(25:45) Rugby Bricks Kicking Tees
(30:58) Eddie Jones, Former Japan Coach
(35:37) Fumiaki Tanaka, Japan Player
(49:45) Media Report - Why Tony Didn’t Take the All Blacks Job
(53:03) Wallabies vs England World Cup Quarter Final Review
(54:06) South Africa vs Japan World Cup Quarter Final Review
(59:35) Mike Cron, Rugby Scrum Coach
(1:05:30) Episode Sponsor - New Rugby Bricks Kicking Tee RB Wolf +
(1:08:12) Richie Mo’unga, All Black
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