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Nigel Hall - Head Coach

Our head Rugby coach is Nigel Hall.

Nigel was born in New Zealand and spent 5 years in Canterbury being mentored and coached by Mike Cron, the All Blacks World Cup Winning Scrum coach.  Nigel’s playing career in New Zealand included starring in the Air New Zealand cup for Otago and winning 5 caps for the New Zealand Divisional XV.

Nigel moved to Nottingham in 2004 and made 117 appearances for the Championship Club.  During his time at Nottingham he was a prolific try scorer, going over the line 11 times in one season and notching up 85 points in total for the first division club before joining Newport Gwent Dragons in 2008.

Nigel made 28 appearances for the region in a pack including Wales and British and Irish Lions legend, Colin Charvis.

In December 2010, after a career that included 4 appearances for the world famous Barbarians, the 32-year old tighthead ruptured his Achilles tendon during the region’s Heineken Cup game against London Wasps and was forced to retire in October 2011.

Nigel is assisted by a team of hand chosen coaches who specialise in the development of young players.

Major Oak Pro Rugby Academy is supported by a number of current International, Rabo Direct Pro12, Aviva Premiership and Championship players.  These players work with Major Oak Rugby Coaching to deliver Coaching, Signing and Q&A sessions at every camp we deliver.  Professional appearances are arranged around the players existing playing commitments.