Ex Harcourts GM – Why the All Blacks need a mental skills coach

  • On a raw winter’s night in Christchurch at a dimly-lit training ground, three men spoke about getting the best out of their rugby team.

Coach Wayne Smith and adviser Gilbert Enoka were in unison but the Canterbury B captain, a burly centre, needed convincing that new methods would be enduringly beneficial.

Now there is no greater advocate for the power of mental skills and leadership techniques.



All Blacks mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka. Photo / John Stone.

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