Topic: Rugby

Dream job a reality for Māori All Blacks coach

To Toronto and the Māori All Blacks tour where the team is preparing for their test match against Canada on Monday.

The team had a day off today so there was no training. However our reporter Rewa Harriman got the opportunity to sit down with head coach Colin Cooper and get his thoughts about the tour and also followed him to one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The view is spectacular at Niagara Falls, one of the benefits of travelling on tour, but why did Colin Cooper decide to pursue the Māori All Blacks coaching position? He has coached rugby for over 15 years and says he's always wanted this job.

It's also a personal journey for Colin to learn more about his genealogy and culture.

While he's still learning about his own genealogy, he's an expert on the history of the Māori All Blacks, something he's trying to add to.

He's also very excited about the talent in the team this year.

While today was relaxed, Colin and his management team will be back to business tomorrow as they name the team for Monday's test against Canada.