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Tietjens to lead NZ at Rio Olympics

Published: 2:10PM Wednesday April 04, 2012 Source: ONE Sport

  • Gordon Tietjens (Source: Photosport)
    Gordon Tietjens - Source: Photosport

Sevens master coach Gordon Tietjens is set to lead the New Zealand team into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Tietjens, who has coached the national side since 1994, re-signed with the NZRU despite a number of other countries being interested in his services for the Olympic games.

He has led the side to four Commonwealth gold medals and multiple World Series titles and the chance of securing Olympic gold with New Zealand appears to have been too good to pass up.