30 Jan 2014

Mehrtens joins NSW Waratahs

5:29 pm on 30 January 2014

The former All Blacks first five Andrew Mehrtens is joining the New South Wales Waratahs coaching staff.

Now based in Sydney, Mehrtens will take on a part-time role as the side's kicking coach for this year's Super Rugby competition, advising the likes of Kurtley Beale.

Mehrtens played against Waratahs coach Michael Cheika in Italy many years ago and is friends with Waratahs backs coach and former All Black Daryl Gibson from their playing days at the Crusaders.

Mehrtens says he has no desire to become a full-time coach.