After stepping down from his roles as New Zealand Rugby League's independent board director, Motu Tony has signed on in a new positions.

The 13-test Kiwi will take the reins as the NZRL's general manager for high performance.

Spending more than a decade playing the sport in New Zealand, Australia and England, Tony brings a wealth of experience to the role. In recent times, he has gained experience in a front office job, working on the board of Baseball New Zealand, the New Zealand Rugby Union 'Navigating Two Worlds' Advisory Panel, the Rugby Football League Disciplinary Review Panel Committee and Hull FC Super League Limited to name a few.

At Hull FC, Tony led their high performance programme which included the responsibilities of recruiting and retaining both players and staff, as well as the financial management of a live salary cap.


NZRL chief executive Greg Peters said he was confident Tony would be a great addition to the staff.

"He has almost 20 years of experience in sports leadership as an athlete, administrator and Director (both Executive and Non-Executive). The fact that he has also pulled on the Kiwis jersey is another feather in his cap and will provide insights from unique sides of the spectrum."