Rugby Academy

Deon Muir Former Maori All Black, Waikato Chief and Crusaders player.

Mr Deon Muir

Deon Muir was appointed Director of Rugby in late 2017. 

He is better known for his career with Waikato, where he led the province with distinction and appeared in 101 matches. The hard driving No 8, made his Crusaders debut replacing Norm Maxwell at Ballymore.

Muir captained the New Zealand Maori side on tours to Scotland in 1998, and Australia in 2001 and 2002, featuring in 16 matches for that side between 1996 and 2002. He also led the Chiefs to their then highest Super 12 finish, of sixth in 2001, winding up his career with 33 appearances for the North Island franchise.

Muir departed New Zealand after the 2002 season to further his career in Japan before retuning and taking up several coaching positions.

 Rotorua Boys’ High School has a strong rugby academy program that allows international students to mix with top schoolboy rugby players and high level coaching.  Each player will be challenged mentally and physically, through tactical game plan options and strength & conditioning fitness levels. Expectations are high to ensure there is development in all areas of the game and to ensure that our school remains as one of New Zealand’s top rugby schools. 

Rugby Academy Philosophy

To foster, identify, enhance and develop the attainment of rugby players and skill levels along with the development and appreciation of rugby as a sport.