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Sport 'He'll take no prisoners': The traits that have made Dave Rennie so successful

15:25  23 november  2019
15:25  23 november  2019 Source:   watoday.com.au

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" He ' ll take no prisoners in this regard. 'Rens' expects loyalty and trust then gives it back in spades." Bundee Aki , Dave Rennie and Augustine Pulu celebrate the Chiefs Super Rugby final win against Rennie has already said he does not expect a honeymoon period when he arrives in Australia in the

" He ' ll take no prisoners in this regard. 'Rens' expects loyalty and trust then gives it back in spades." Australian rugby fans so desperately wanted to Rennie has even been known to take the guitar with him on community visits. Perhaps he ' ll learn Waltzing Matilda. Former All Black Murray Mexted

Sonny Bill Williams standing in front of a crowd: Wayne Smith (left), Sonny Bill Williams (centre) and Dave Rennie (right) celebrate after the Chiefs won the Super Rugby title in 2012.© Getty Wayne Smith (left), Sonny Bill Williams (centre) and Dave Rennie (right) celebrate after the Chiefs won the Super Rugby title in 2012.

No one in New Zealand rugby is better placed than Wayne Smith to provide an accurate assessment of incoming Wallabies coach Dave Rennie.

For the disillusioned Australian fan yet to be sold on the most important Wallabies appointment in decades, here are some adjectives provided by Smith – a doyen of New Zealand rugby coaching.

"Relentless. Unwavering. Loyal." And here's the kicker: "He'll take no prisoners".

Smith knows Rennie's coaching ethos inside out and how his characteristics can translate to success with the Wallabies, a side reeling from a poor World Cup campaign that in reality most expected given the body of work presented in recent years.

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Smith, who had already steered the Crusaders to Super Rugby titles in 1998 and 1999 before going on to coach the All Blacks, worked alongside Rennie as an assistant at the Chiefs.

Wayne Smith looking at the camera: All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith is regarded as one of the country's finest ever rugby brains.© AAP All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith is regarded as one of the country's finest ever rugby brains.

In 2011, the year before the pair came on board, the Chiefs finished bottom of the New Zealand conference with six wins from 16 matches. A string of players left after the World Cup later that year and Rennie was tasked with rebuilding a weakened club with trusty sidekick Smith.

Sound familiar? The result was two Super Rugby titles in 2012 and 2013. Rennie's reputation in New Zealand after that could not have been greater.

Not bad for a guy who began his working life as a school teacher and then ran a pub in Upper Hutt, the North Island city near Wellington where he was born.

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In the days since Rugby Australia confirmed Rennie had been rubber-stamped as the second Kiwi after Robbie Deans to lead the men in gold, it has been notable just how few people speak ill of the 55-year-old.

"You don't find anyone in New Zealand who says a bad word about him," says 70-Test All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens. "He stays out of the limelight, he wants to get in and do his job and do it as well as possible. He'll pull together a group of guys and put his passion into it and wants them to get a good experience out of it. He'll absolutely throw everything he can into the Wallabies.

Dave Rennie wearing a suit and tie: New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie during his time with the Chiefs.© EPA New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie during his time with the Chiefs.

"He's coached alongside the man I've probably got the most respect for in rugby, Wayne Smith, and Smithy can't speak more highly of the guy."

Smith left New Zealand rugby after more than two decades of service but provides insight as to why Rennie, who has six months or so left on his deal at Glasgow, could be a saviour for Australian rugby.

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"He will be relentless in his pursuit of excellence and expects all around him to be the same," Smith says. "He'll take no prisoners in this regard. 'Rens' expects loyalty and trust then gives it back in spades."

Australian rugby fans so desperately wanted to believe Michael Cheika's vision, even if it was blatantly obvious that change – and not just punting one assistant coach in Stephen Larkham – was needed after an underwhelming 2018.

a group of football players posing for a picture: Tana Umaga, right, and coach Dave Rennie during their time with Wellington.© Martin Hunter Tana Umaga, right, and coach Dave Rennie during their time with Wellington.

Rennie has already said he does not expect a honeymoon period when he arrives in Australia in the middle of next year. He will be in close contact with Johnson, who Rennie worked alongside in Scotland, as well as Super Rugby coaches to ensure the players who arrive for Wallabies camp are physically and technically up to to scratch.

Wayne Smith et al. playing instruments and performing on a stage: Wayne Smith and Dave Rennie talk to school students during their time with the Chiefs.© Shane Morton Wayne Smith and Dave Rennie talk to school students during their time with the Chiefs.

Unsurprisingly, Rennie's rugby ideology is built around attack. Cheika's was too – and it worked at times – but, ultimately, it brought about the Wallabies' downfall.

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Cheika repeatedly spoke about the "Australian way" and that fans wanted the side to play that way when, in reality, pragmatism was more appealing than high-risk rugby.

"He is unwavering in his commitment to attack," Smith says of Rennie. "Players will have to lose their conservative ideas and be open to myriad possibilities of how to use the ball in a positive and logical way. Even behind their own goal line, if opportunities present themselves, you'd better take them."

It was no secret Cheika ruled with an iron fist and fought for as many resources as possible. Cheika got almost everything he wanted under Bill Pulver, but his relationship with Castle was strained to the point the pair had a verbal altercation at the World Cup.

Rennie was impressed with Castle's vision during a four-hour long lunch. The real test will be when he officially puts his feet under the desk.

"He's prepared to put himself in the gun sights of those above him to fight for what he thinks is right," Smith says.

Those close to Rennie say reputations count for little. For example, when Scotland five-eighth Finn Russell left Glasgow, Rennie was unperturbed, despite his status.

When Huw Jones was tearing it up for Scotland, he was hardly getting a run at Glasgow under Rennie.

Rennie is fiercely loyal – much in the mould of Cheika – and very direct when he needs to be.

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Rennie, of Cook Islands heritage, will relish the opportunity to bring players of different backgrounds together. He did so superbly at the Chiefs and at other times throughout a coaching career that began at Wellington in 1999.

Rennie actively immerses himself in the rugby community and demands players do their bit to grow the game wherever possible. Australia will be a different kettle of fish, but his closest confidantes are certain he wants to make a real difference, rather than only focusing on wins and losses.

"Rens will want the team to connect with their past and the community, to show gratitude, to build their grit and resilience," Smith says. "He understands the need for huge personal meaning as part of a winning mindset. Being of Rarotongan heritage, he is a supporter of diversity and he stands up for his people and program if he thinks it's right."

We also know Rennie loves playing the guitar, an instrument spotted only occasionally on Wallabies tours in recent years. Rennie has even been known to take the guitar with him on community visits. Perhaps he'll learn Waltzing Matilda.

Former All Black Murray Mexted played provincial rugby with Rennie, a clever inside-centre, many years ago at Wellington and has no doubts he will flourish in the new role.

"He's a great appointment for Australian rugby," Mexted says. "He's understated, very relaxed and a mellowed guy. His knowledge is significant and his ability to get the best out of players and teams is very relevant. He's one of the good buggers and just a good man."

Johnson and other key figures at RA did their due diligence. They found a coach with passion, an eye for spotting talent – Rennie took the Baby Blacks to three consecutive under-20 world titles from 2008 to 2010 – and an insatiable appetite for success.

Rennie has a blank canvas in his soon-to-be adopted country and his highly anticipated arrival cannot come soon enough.

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