As we get set to kick of the Canterbury Rugby League 2013 Season, get to know our 2013 Premier Coach, Darrell Coad. You will struggle to find a Hornet more passionate than our top coach, who has been with the club for 25 years!


1.       What is your Full Name?

Darrell Wayne Coad

2.       Where were you born?


3.       What is your favourite place in New Zealand?

I just couldn’t split the Bay of Islands and Queenstown

4.       What do you like to do to relax?

At home on the LaZBo or moving the lawns

5.       What is your signature cooking/baking dish?

Roast chicken with veges (my wife Kylie can’t cook!)

6.       What do you do for a job?

Concrete placing

7.       What is the best compliment you have ever received?

That I have women’s legs!

8.       What is your favourite thing about Rugby League?

The people

9.       If you weren’t playing Rugby League, what sport would you play?


10.   Who introduced you to playing for the Hornets?

Rod Hickling (Life Member and former President)

11.   How long have you been playing for/coaching the Hornets?

I have been playing/coaching for 25 years

12.   How many years have you played/coached Premiers?

I played for 10 years, and have just begun my first year as coach

13.   What position did you play?


14.   What position would you like to have played?


15.   Who is the “dark-horse” for the Hornets this season?

Vincent Tusa and Jason Galland

16.   Looking forward, who do you think will win the Premiers Player of the Year award in 2013?

Matt or Erwin Sauni

17.   Where will the Hornets finish on the table at the end of the 2013 regular season?

First, of course!

18.   Who will win the NRL in 2013?

The Melbourne Storm or the Sydney Roosters

19.   Who will win State of Origin in 2013?

The NSW Blues

20.   Who will win the 2013 Rugby League World Cup?

The New Zealand Kiwis

21.   Final word, what piece of advice would you give to young Hornets who want to play Premiers one day?

Hard work and patience always comes through, and never give up on living your dreams!

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