Defence Clinic with Peter Wilkins

20 November 2017

Defence Clinic with Peter Wilkins


Date: Monday 4th December
Time: 7:15pm - 9:30pm
Location: The Sportsground


The Connacht Rugby Coach Development team are delighted to announce that Connacht Defence Coach, Peter Wilkins, will be delivering a workshop on the key aspects of Defence. Peter will deliver an hour long outdoor session followed by an indoor Q&A. Food will also be provided at the event, free of charge.

Peter's journey into professional coaching has taken him to the Southern Hemisphere and back. Originally from England, he has worked with the Queensland Reds and most recently with Pro14 rivals Edinburgh Rugby. Further details on Peter Wilkins intriguing story can be read below.

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Please Note: Registration for the event will close on, Wednesday 29th of November 2017.

Peter Wilkins has worked across many areas of rugby in order to fulfil his ambition of coaching professionally. After leaving the UK, he continued in a Coach Development role in Queensland but rapidly rose to the position of analyst, with Ewen McKenzie's, Queensland Reds. He combined being a Super Rugby analyst by day with coaching club rugby in Brisbane by night. The long hours paid off as he earned the position of skills coach and then defence coach with the Super Rugby franchise.


In 2015, Peter was appointed Defence Coach with Edinburgh Rugby. Over the past two seasons Edinburgh's defence ranking consistently outscored their league position.

Peter was lured to the Sportsground this season, having been on the opposing side to Kieran Keane during his time at the Reds. He highlighted that "the passion and rugby values of the Connacht community" attracted him to the position and this event aims to spread his knowledge through our club and schools coaches.