‘The Game they play in Heaven’
As Russia’s most capped International Player, Yury Kushnavev has amassed over 100 International Caps for Russia since 2005, playing in the 2011, 2015 & 2019 Rugby World Cup’s. A prolific No.10, Yury brings invaluable Rugby
experience to all Rugby players looking to further their career throughout the North Hemisphere. His vast network within all facets of Russian Rugby, provides Clubs, Players and Coaches the necessary access to some of the most experienced & exciting talent across the world. A true patriot of Russia and the Rugby Systems currently in place, Yury will be leading the charge in ensuring that Russia continues to build on strengthening its National Domestic Rugby competition, and further providing both
current National Rugby players in Russia the opportunity to strengthen their Rugby experience across the globe, with
the 2023 and 2027 Rugby World Cup’s a real opportunity to show just how dominate and competitive Russia can be Yury Kushnavev in International Rugby Competitions.Since 2008, Anton has also worked for some of Australia’s
most successful Private and Public Property Companies, including Meriton, AMP & Dexus, as a General Manager for Commercial Office Assets worth over $1billion AUD. This strong Financial and anagement background places him strongly to execute all recruitment equirements, and at all levels. Anton also holds a Bachelor Degree of Business & Commerce, majoring in Property.
The former Head Coach of the Australian Wallabies, NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds & Stade Francais needs little introduction. Ewen McKenzie is recognized as one of the best Rugby minds in the World. The 1991 Rugby World Cup winning Prop, who also played for 9 seasons for both the NSW Waratahs and ACT Brumbies, was also the Head Coach when the Queensland Reds won the Super Rugby title in 2011.
With Ewen’s global reach of Rugby networks, he is able to provide assistance with Tier 1 player recruitment, specialized coaching planning & seminars, and the development of Rugby programs built to win competitions at all levels, across all Domestic and National competitions across the World.
Amassing 316 1st Grade Rugby League appearances between 1982-1997, including representing NSW in State of Origin, Phil Blake is recognized as one of the best players to play the game. A phenomenal talent, whose versatility allowed him to play halfback, Five-Eighth, Fullback and Centre, Blake was named the Dally M Rookie of the Year in 1982. One of the best players to find the try line, he holds
multiple records for the leagues top try scorers, having scored 138 tries in the NRL.
Most recently, Blake has worked for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and was appointed Head Coach in 2003. In 2006, Blake began his Rugby Union coaching career and
has since then worked in coaching with the Australian Wallabies, Western Force in Super Rugby, and most recently the Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership.
Blake will be assisting with all coaching and player recruitment requirements across all Domestic and National competitions, with a strong interest in continuing his
coaching career across the World.
World Rugby Recruiters have a vast range of current and upcoming opportunities for all competitions across the World for both Male & Female Players and Coaches. Please contact us with your Rugby
Resume attached, and our team will ensure to get back to you within 24 hours.
World Rugby Recruiters provide
a Start to Finish service. This
includes Player & Coaching
recruitment, Coaching Seminars
and Programs, Visa Approvals,
along with ongoing top class
management and support of all
of our clients. Also, all Rugby
Clubs are assured a hands on
and visible approach by our
team, and our point of
difference is taking a real
personal interest in Rugby Clubs
and what they are trying to
achieve both in the short and
With Anton La Vin, our Head of Recruitment & Strategy being based in the Northern Hemisphere, this allows us to travel quickly
when required throughout the entire Northern Hemisphere, with our team of Ewen and Phil covering the entire Southern Hemisphere.
This is why we really are World Rugby Recruiters, here to ensure success and prosperity for all involved in The Game they play in