2019 Coaching Team

Senior Coaching Team:


Stacey Grant -  1st XV - Head Coach

  • Backs Coach New Zealand Under 18 & 20 Maori Team

  • RDO Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union

Charlie Matthews - 1st XV Coach - backs


  • Parent of Rathkeale boys

  • Playing: Wanganui Collegiate, Lincoln University Senior B's,United Senior men (North Canterbury), Featherston & Tuhirangi in Wairarapa Bush Competition. 

  • Coaching: 8 years coaching Wairarapa JAB teams up to Under 13's. Rathkeale Under 15 College Junior White team - won 2017 Wairarapa Bush Competition. Rathkeale 1st XV backs coach 2018

John Daniells  - 1st XV Assistant forwards Coach 

  • England Schoolboys (1990), New Zealand Under 19s (1991), New Zealand Colts (1992), Marist St Pats (1992–97), Oxford University (Blue, 1992–1994) and Wellington Lions (1994–96). In 1996 he turned professional, playing for French clubs Racing (Racing Club de France) (1997–2000), Perpignan (USA Perpignan) (2000–2003), and Montpellier (Montpellier Hérault RC) (2003–2006).

Gilman Barnitt - 1st XV Manager  + Strength & Conditioning Coach

Deon van Deventer - Head Of Rugby + Coach 2nd XV

South African experience:

  • Playing provincial rugby for Boland and Southwestern District.

  • Coaching Junior rugby and the 1st XV rugby team of Worcester Gymnasium before immigrating to New Zealand in 1997.

New Zealand Experience:

  • 1997 – 1999 Coaching Taumarunui High School that played in the Waikato competition

  • 2000 -  Teacher in charge of Rugby at Rathkeale College since 2000

  • Coaching the Rathkeale College 1st XV for 12 years

  • Coaching Junior Rugby teams in the in between years

  • During this time coached the Wairarapa Bush u/20 for 2 year, Wairarapa Bush u/18s for 5 years and Wairarapa Bush B’s for 3 years.

  • Coaching Gladstone Rugby Club in 2007 ( winning Wairarapa Bush Premier Competition), 2008 and 2017.

  • Attended 3 coaching courses at the Institute of Rugby in Palmerston North.

  • In 2006 attended the High-Performance coaching at the Institute.

Glen McIntosh - Coach 2nd XV



Tash Kyle - Manager 2nd XV


Scott Day:

  • Sports Co-ordinator at Rathkeale

  • Coaching: Rathkeale Junior and Colts XV, Wairarapa Bush Under 14 Reps

  • Playing: Rathkeale 1st XV, Hayward’s Heath RFC (England) 2016, Wairarapa Bush Reps, Club Rugby - Gladstone (current)

Patrick Gluck:

  • Teacher at Rathkeale

  • Playing: Scots College First XV, multiple Wellington Region Age Grade teams, Upper Hutt Rams Premiers (2017), Wellington Centurions (2017), and Masterton Marist Senior Men’s (2018)

  • Coaching: Junior and senior rugby teams, most recently the Wellington College U80kgs

217 Willow Park Drive, Masterton, Wellington 5871, New Zealand

Phone: (06) 370 0175
Email:  office@rathkeale.school.nz
Fax: (06) 377 9020