David Nucifora is a former Australian rugby union player, who played for the Queensland and Australia.He played as a hooker. He played for the Queensland team from 1986-1993 and was selected into the Wallabies in 1991 and was also a part of the famous 1991 Rugby World Cup winning team which beat England in a nail-biting final winning 12-6.
Coaching Career Edit
Coach of the Act BrumbiesEdit
In 2002 he was appointed as the coach of ACT Brumbies team and he took them to 3 consecutive finals before winning the 2004 Super 12 tournament. He was also named Australian coach of the year from 2002 to 2004(3 years). In April 2004, he was sacked by the ACT Brumbies because the Brumbies management believed that Nucifora introduced changes to the squad and the development of younger players and that his job was done and that the development program required another set of skills.
In 2005 he joined the Blues team as a technical advisor and high performance manager, the positions were previously held by current All Blacks coach Graham Henry. After Peter Sloane four-year tenure as the head coach for the Blues ended, David was chosen as the new head coach for the Blues franchise.