18 Dec 2010

Mooney demoted but survives at Otago

5:42 pm on 18 December 2010

Otago rugby coach Phil Mooney has kept his job but been demoted after a dismal national provincial championship season.

The Otago Rugby Football Union has revised its coaching structure following a season review, after Mooney's team harvested just 10 points from 13 matches to finish last of the 14 teams.

Mooney will get a co-coach and some additional specialist coaching resources made available.

Otago will play in the second tier Championship division of the national provincial championship next year.