President of the Cardiff Blues, Peter Thomas dismissed any allegations stating the club has approached All Blacks coach Graham Henry.
As Blottr reported yesterday, rumors were growing the Welsh club made a proposition to Henry whose contract with the All Blacks will end in March 2012. The Blues are currently managed by the former coach assistants, Gareth Baber and Justin Burnell. Speculators were saying the winning New Zealand coach, would be the best replacement of former Blues coach, Dai Young who has decided to join the English club Wasps.
Initially Thomas refused to make any comments about the matter but speaking at BBC Wales' Scrum V television show, he stated there are no such plans. He said:
"I know he [Graham Henry] is coming to the UK in the near future and I'm sure he'll spend some time in Wales and if the opportunity arises I would be delighted for him to visit and have a look at the Cardiff Blues set-up.
"But there is no thought whatsoever on Graham Henry coming to coach the Cardiff Blues."
President of the Blues did not deny a will of Henry to come to Wales. Thomas said among the reasons why Henry would not be joining the Blues are his age – 65 years, his contract with the All Blacks, and also the lack of funds from the Welsh rugby club.
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