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Joseph linked with Cardiff position

03rd April 2014 08:48

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Highlanders boss Jamie Joseph has been linked with the vacant director of rugby position with the Welsh region Cardiff Blues.

Joseph, whose contract with the Highlanders finishes at the end of the current Super Rugby season, wouldn't confirm whether he is considering his options beyond the Dunedin-based franchise's campaign.

The Cardiff job has been vacant since the beginning of March after Phil Davies resigned.

Joseph said ahead of Friday's clash with the Rebels in Dunedin that his options beyond his current contract is not a priority for him at the moment.

"My focus is solely on the Highlanders," Joseph told TVNZ's One Sport.

"I've got a job at hand here.

"I've got a Rebels game I've got to win. I've got the loyal Otago public here, loyal Invercargill public here, that want to see a successful Highlanders team."

Wales boss Warren Gatland is involved in the recruiting process for the Cardiff position and according to reports the chances are good that a New Zealander will replace Davies.

The All Blacks' World Cup winning coach Sir Graham Henry and Robbie Deans were named as possible targets, early on, while Auckland coach Wayne Pivac and the Hurricanes' Mark Hammett have also been mentioned.

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