Rugby Canada Updates – January 2023

Rugby Canada Hires Hong Kong Women’s 7s Coach: Background at Glasgow

News out of Hong Kong is that Rugby Canada has hired Iain Monaghan who is currently the coach of the Hong Kong women’s 7s team. His role wasn’t specified in the South China Morning Post article, the article mentions “the Scotsman will have a roving brief across the Sevens programme as part of his job”.

Monaghan’s rugby background is from Glasgow, Scotland where he was national U18 coach and an Academy coach for Glasgow Warriors. Nathan Bombrys, the newly hired Rugby Canada CEO, also has a background with Glasgow Warriors.

Hopefully Rugby Canada will announce this appointment with more detail and also provide an organization chart.

Iain Monaghan Rugby Background (Linkedin)

Performance 7s Rugby Coach
Hong Kong Sports Institute
Jan 2019 – Present · 4 yrs 1 mo
High performance 7s rugby coach, responsible for leading Hong Kong Women’s 7s full time programme based within the Hong Kong Institute of Sport.

Scottish Rugby Union
9 yrs 3 mos

Scotland U18 Head Coach & Bt Sport Academy Coach Glasgow
Oct 2017 – Jan 2019 · 1 yr 4 mos
Glasgow, Scotland

Head coach Scotland U18 men’s Programme-
6 Nations Festival Winners 2018
Resource coach Scotland 7s.
Continuation as lead coach of the professional stage within the academy supporting Glasgow Warriors.

Scotland U20 Assistant Coach & BT Sport Academy Stage 3 Rugby Coach Glasgow
Jun 2014 – Oct 2017 · 3 yrs 5 mos
Glasgow, Scotland

Junior World Cup x 4 highest finish 5th.
U20 6 nations x 4 highest finish 3rd
Academy lead coach & Assistant Rugby Coach with the responsibility of defence and Attack alongside player development with the National U20 Mens Rugby team.

Elite Development Rugby Coach Glasgow Warriors
Nov 2009 – Dec 2014 · 5 yrs 2 mos
Lead academy coach, Glasgow Warriors A team and 7s coach. I develop, manage and implement Individual Player Development Plans leading a team of EDP staff to produce professional rugby players for Scotland’s professional rugby teams and Scotland. Aligned to Glasgow Warriors I assist the head coach with the delivery of rugby and support skills coaching.

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