Neil Barnes

Barnes will return for his fifth season with the Gallagher Chiefs. The Taranaki dairy farmer brings a wealth of coaching experience having spent seven years away including two Rugby World Cup campaigns as the Canadian Maples forwards coach. In 2018 Barnes returned home to take up the Gallagher Chiefs assistant coach role. Since his return he has continued to add to his coaching resume completing his third Rugby World Cup campaign, this time with Fiji as their assistant coach. Barnes will acquire the forwards portfolio for the 2020 Gallagher Chiefs campaign.

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