30 Jan 2014

Andrew Mehrtens joins NSW Waratahs coaching staff

5:22 pm on 30 January 2014

The former All Blacks first five Andrew Mehrtens says he'd be chuffed to see his new employers, the New South Wales Waratahs, beat a New Zealand side by a penalty goal in this year's Super Rugby competition.

Mehrtens, who is now based in Sydney, has joined the Waratahs as a part-time kicking coach and will work alongside former Crusaders team-mate Darryl Gibson who is one of the assistant coaches.

Mehrtens says he still supports the Crusaders but he'll be working hard to get the best out of the Waratahs.

Mehrtens, who helped the Crusaders win five Super Rugby titles, is working in Sydney for the financial planning firm at which former Waratahs and Wallabies hooker Phil Kearns is chief executive.