Former All White Rory Fallon replaces Stu Jacobs as Upper Hutt City coach

Former New Zealand international Rory Fallon has been named first team head coach for Upper Hutt City.

Fallon (41) replaces another ex-All White, Stu Jacobs, who resigned from the role in mid-January and has since been named head coach and director of football at Island Bay United.

Upper Hutt City came third in last season’s men’s Capital Premier League behind Wellington Olympic and Island Bay United, with the latter winning promotion to the 2024 Central League.

Main photo: New Upper Hutt City first team coach Rory Fallon … 24 full internationals for New Zealand.

Fallon’s arrival at Upper Hutt follows a brief stint at Waterside Karori who announced in mid-December he was joining their club as their Central League head coach.

However, in mid-January, the Wharfies confirmed they had parted company with Fallon and announced their side would instead be led by Tomás Godoy Fouquet.

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Jacobs (58) is a 16-cap All White who coached the New Zealand U-23 team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Stu Jacobs … leaves Upper Hutt City after three seasons to join Island Bay United.

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