As a player, Wright helped the Auckland Lions to four Bartercard Cup national titles and in 2007 he was named the competition's player of the year. Wright also led Mt Albert Lions to Fox Memorial Cup titles in 2008 and 2009.
He also played for the Villeneuve Leopards in the 2004 French...
Seriously how did Wright get up there that quick - he was assistant coach for Otara in the Shaman in 2011 by 2014 he's in the Kiwis lol You have to admit it's been fast tracked.
Pretty strange Blackmore can't even get a look in TBH He has a decent coaching CV.