Clayton McMillan

McMillan led the Gallagher Chiefs to 9 wins across the season with an appearance against the Crusaders in the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa Grand Final 2021 in his position of Head Coach.

The current Māori All Blacks Head Coach and former Bay of Plenty Rugby Head Coach, took up the role of Interim Head Coach for the Gallagher Chiefs in 2021, in absence of Gallagher Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland, who will be heading the British & Irish Lions for his third tour.

The Bay of Plenty centurion transitioned into coaching eighteen years ago while finishing playing professionally in Japan.

Upon his return to New Zealand he has held several age group and club roles in both Bay of Plenty and Wellington before taking the reins of his home province in 2015.

In 2017 McMillan was appointed as the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians Head Coach to face the British and Irish Lions during their 2017 tour of New Zealand. Later that year he was announced as the incoming Māori All Blacks Head Coach. McMillan has since led tours to the Northern Hemisphere, America and Fiji.

In 2019 McMillan lead the Bay of Plenty Steamers to victory, claiming the Mitre 10 Cup Championship title at Rotorua International Stadium.