Cantabrian Craig Philpott has been appointed Hawke's Bay's new rugby coach.

He'll be assisted by former All Black Danny Lee.

Philpott has been in charge of the Canterbury Colts for a number of seasons.

Lee has been a player/coach with the Gwent-Newport Dragons in Wales and technical advisor roles with his local club, Havelock North and the Magpies at ITM Cup Level.


The pair replace Peter Russell and Tom Coventry, with Coventry going to a job at the Chiefs.