Ricoh Wellington Lions Head Coach Chris Boyd has been announced as the new head coach of the New Zealand Under 20 team.
Wellington Rugby Football Union CEO James Te Puni congratulated Chris on behalf of the province. "This is great recognition for Chris and testament to how highly regarded Chris is within the rugby community. To secure this role and be the head coach of the Ricoh Wellington Lions is great for the future of rugby in Wellington."
"Despite ending their 2012 campaign on Saturday evening, we have seen the good work already established by Chris and his team. It is a strong foundation to pick up next year."
Chris Boyd added, "Although it was tough to bow out of the competition on Saturday, there is plenty of young talent within this region. This season we would continually see young, local players step up to the challenge and represent Wellington with Pride."
"There is a lot of young talent coming through the ranks in Wellington and across the country so I’m excited to help develop that over the next 12 months."
"Wellington is my home town and I’m a proud Wellingtonian. I am excited for 2013 and to continue to develop our own next season."
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