30 Oct 2009

Joseph suprised he's least liked by players

1:18 pm on 30 October 2009

The Wellington rugby coach Jamie Joseph admits to being somewhat suprised that he was considered the man New Zealand players would least like to be coached by.

The SkySport The Magazine poll was undertaken by an unknown number of players.

Known to be hard on his players, Joseph quipped that the news probably wouldn't be good for him for future jobs.

Joseph, who was uncompromising on the field and played 30 matches for the All Blacks, says he's based his coaching style on those coaches he played under, including John Hart, Laurie Mains and Gordon Hunter.

On Morning Report All Black number 8 Rodney So'oialo said he'd regained his enjoyment for rugby during his time back with Wellington, which Joseph says probably dispels the concerns some players might have about him.