Will Greenwood Joins Barbarians Coaching Team
Will Greenwood has been added to the Barbarians coaching team for their clash with New Zealand at Twickenham on November 4.
Greenwood assisted Robbie Deans last season when the Barbarians drew 31-31 with South Africa at Wembley before wins over the Czech Republic (71-0) and Fiji (40-7).
He will also be working alongside Scott Robertson, the Crusaders head coach who claimed the 2017 Super Rugby championship this summer.
“I’m really looking forward to doing it and it was a great experience working with Robbie last time,” said Greenwood.
“I watched Scott and the Crusaders win Super Rugby, his style is hugely exciting and it’s a great opportunity for me to keep learning.”
Having watched the Lions and the Springboks find success in recent months, Greenwood says they have given them an excellent insight into how to take on the All Blacks.
“The Lions and South Africa have given us a bit of insight into how to take them on,” he said.
“You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you’ve just got to get stuck in, contest hard at the breakdown, have a great scramble defence and even the mighty All Blacks can make mistakes some time.
“They are unbelievably good and playing so well, so it will be a real challenge. And this is not just about wearing the famous Barbarians shirt. England haven’t played them for three years – players just don’t get many chances to play against them – and they’re the best team in the world.”