this is my reference letter from my former coach hopefully this will sum things up.
Sydney St Scone,
12th June 2014 M:
To whom it
I am writing
on behalf of Zac McGuiness as his coach for Club rugby over the last few years
and his coach for the U18s Central North rep team in 2014.
I have found
Zac to be a fantastic young man and a pleasure to coach over the years. He has
always applied himself at training, extra training instigated by himself and on
the rugby field. Zac is a hard worker that always gives you a hundred percent
and his work rate on the field is excellent.
Zac has had
to convert to Rugby from league which a lot of people think is not a hard thing
to do, but I believe it poses a lot of challenges particularly for forwards
when they first come across from league. Zac was well aware of this when he
started but listened and learned at any time he had the chance and he has
played rep Rugby from the first time he played.
played at most positions in the scrum and has been developing his skills in the
front row which he is picking up very quickly. At this stage he is not the most
technical scrummager but he certainly is hard up front and with a little
assistance on the technique he will be a very good front rower.
In loose play
Zac comes into his own with hard running on the ball and uncompromising
tackling. For a big forward he is very mobile with good hands and has started
to tackle and get to his feet to pilfer the ball. He has got a good grasp of
the techniques in the contact area, taking the space, making the right
decisions at the breakdown and supporting the ball runner into the next
would be very happy to recommend Zac as a Rugby player and as a young man for
any club to take him on. He gets on well with his peers and is a pleasure to
take away on Rugby days as I have done on numerous occasions. If given the
chance he will certainly pay you back in hard work and one hundred percent
effort on and off the Rugby field.
Level 2 Coach,
U18s Central North
Satellite Coach for ARU
Northern Inland Gold Squad
Scone Rugby Club Coach