Outstanding Rugby Union Coach
Bob Dwyer – the man who in 2002 lifted the NSW Waratahs to their first-ever Super 12 championship play-off- has been an enormously influential personality in world rugby for more than two decades.
As a coach, he has scaled the very heights in the game, highlighted by Australia’s victory in only the second World Cup ever played – against England at Twickenham in 1991.
Awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2003 for his services to rugby union, Dwyer coached Australia in 74 Tests and in 144 matches overall, winning 99 of them. His strike rate (70 per cent) makes him the most successful coach in Australian rugby history. He was in charge of the Wallabies for 10 years – in 1982-83 and 1988-95.
Building his coaching platform on the running game, Dwyer became a highly successful coach of Randwick’s Galloping Greens. After playing 347 matches as a backrower in Randwick’s Myrtle Green, Dwyer went on to coach Randwick to six premierships and on another three occasions the Coogee-based club was runner up.
Dwyer is the only coach who has been in charge for two World Cup campaigns – in 1991 in UK/Europe and in 1995 in South Africa. In the second half of the 1990s, Dwyer coached with a high degree of success in France (with the Racing Club of Paris in 1995-96) and in the United Kingdom (with Leicester from 1996 to 1998 and Bristol from 1998 to 2000).
Bob’s coaching coupled with his business experience makes him the ideal corporate conference speaker in which role he draws analogies between the two worlds of sport and business, while speaking from personal experience.
Bob Dwyer talks about:
- Managing your team
- Achieving the final goal
- Great moments in rugby
Thank you for a wonderful address at our Canberra conference. The feedback would indicate that all delegates shared our view and all our principalare keen to achieve higher standards - perhaps not playing for Australia but ... like your champions they will have the courage to risk failure.
-Ray White Realty
(the) presentation ... fitted precisely with the management concepts we are developing.
Thank you for an excellent presentation at our conference. Our Management team certainly demonstrated their interest with the number of questions
-AMP Shopping Centres Pty Ltd
Bob, your presentation was superb! Everyone from the Directors to the Line Associates not only enjoyed your talk but took some important messages from it.
The message was right for our group, and I particularly appreciated the fact that your style wasn't the tubthumping stir-'em-up rabble-rousing of some people we've heard.