Backs Coach

James Semple

James Semple is a New Zealander, whose coaching experience comes from an extensive playing background. As a player, Semple was a first five, representing Counties Manukau, the Chiefs Super Rugby Development and New Zealand Universities. Semple also played professionally in Scotland before becoming a coach educator for the Scotland Rugby Union.

Coach Semple comes to the Warriors from Waikato Rugby, where he was the kicking and skills coach for the Mitre 10 Team, attack coach for the women’s team and a rugby and development and coach educator for the Union.