Northwood is proud to announce the appointment of former player, Sharks coach, and assistant coach to the Springboks, Dick Muir, as our new Director of Rugby. He will officially begin his new position at the start of the 2nd term on 18 April as he takes over the reins from Grant Bashford, who is embarking on a new coaching venture in Japan. Since finishing with the Springboks in 2011, Dick took on the role of Managing Director of the Investec International Rugby Academy which has kept him at the forefront of international coaching trends and cutting edge knowledge of the game. In 2016 an opportunity arose for him to assist with Northwood Crusaders Rugby, which he says once again ignited his interest in coaching. This interest at grass roots level has now come to fruition with his new appointment at Northwood – and compliments his ongoing role as Director of Northwood Crusaders Rugby Club. On taking over from his counterpart Grant Bashford, he says has been fascinated with the difference and passion that Grant has brought to rugby at Northwood, and looks forward to the season ahead and taking Northwood into 2017 and beyond.