First XV rugby coaches 2018 - Jed Rowlands and Cody Price by

Who were this year's first XV rugby coaches?

The talented team of Jed Rowlands and Cody Price helped deliver another season's win for our first XV rugby team in the CNI rugby competition. Here's a little more about the talent of these coaches:

Jed Rowlands

1st XV Rugby Head Coach

Jed has significant coaching and playing experience at school, club, representative, international and professional levels. He has coached the New Zealand women’s rugby team – the Black Ferns, the Auckland Blues, the Taranaki NPC team, the New Plymouth BHS 1st XV, the Tukapa –Taranaki Senior Club side and St Paul’s 1st XV. Jed has also been the Staff and Resource Coach for the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU), Director of Coaching for the International Rugby Academy (IRANZ) and was a Taranaki Senior Rugby Representative. Jed has received the following awards and nominations in recognition of his coaching: ‘Taranaki RFU Personality of the Year’ in 1998, he was a finalist for ‘NPC Division 1 Coach of the Year’ in 1998, ‘Taranaki Coach of the Year’ in 2006 and was nominated for the ‘Halberg Awards Coach of the Year’ in 2006.


Cody Price

1st XV Rugby Assistant Coach

Cody has played premier and representative rugby here in the Waikato before injury turned his focus to coaching. Since then, he has developed a wide range of coaching experience including coaching Fraser High School 1st XV and Waikato U14, U15 and NZ Harlequins U17 representative teams and also coaching the St Paul’s U16 team (Waikato champions) in 2016. He is a qualified IRB level 3 coach who currently works with the Waikato Rugby Union as a Resource Coach and talent identification. Cody has taken up the position of forwards coach for St Paul’s 1st XV since 2017.


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