February 2022,

Kaua's goal to become both epic coach and epic mum - newsroom

It’s an immense year for Crystal Kaua – helping coach both the Black Ferns Sevens and Chiefs Manawa. But the woman who never saw herself as a professional rugby coach is making sure she has her priorities straight.

Crystal Kaua is quick to stress she isn’t in a race to be “the first”.

Of course, she wants the rugby teams she coaches to win. And she’s already being hailed as a pioneer – as the first woman in a professional coaching role in New Zealand rugby, and as a coach in the first Super Rugby Aupiki.

But the job titles, as imposing as they are, aren’t what she’s there for.

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Originally published on newsroom.co.nz by Suzanne McFadden.