OUTGOING Melbourne Rebels boss Tony McGahan is set to join the Reds subsequent season as an ally for Nick Stiles in an enormous increase to Queensland’s coaching clout.
McGahan’s anticipated involvement will add to the expertise across the Reds and the feeder pathways to assist rework this yr’s disappointing four-win season into one thing much better.
McGahan and the Rebels agreed to go their separate methods a month in the past and it was a logical ending after this injury-plagued season lurched right into a tortured one-win marketing campaign because the Super Rugby saga drained everybody within the background.
McGahan’s remaining duties have been on Friday night time when the Rebels bowed 32-29 to the Jaguares in Melbourne within the hours after the Reds’ own 40-17 demise to the far slicker Highlanders in Dunedin.
The much better reflection of McGahan’s acumen have been the 2015 and 2016 seasons when the unrated Rebels grabbed seven victories in each seasons.
McGahan is a religious Queenslander from his Warwick roots to his 1999 membership premiership as a centre with Easts to the primary coaching gigs that have been his springboard into senior coaching in Ireland greater than a decade in the past.
Stiles will bear a full evaluate of the Super Rugby season over the approaching weeks and a defence that leaked 61 tries in 15 video games shall be in sharp focus.
Fullback Karmichael Hunt limped off the flight from Dunedin on Saturday morning together with his proper ankle in a moon boot.
“I’ll go for scans on Monday but it’s not an injury I’ve had before so I’m in the dark about it,” Hunt stated.
It appears to be a light excessive ankle sprain, not the six-weeker that lately sidelined Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi however one that may restrict Hunt at upcoming nationwide camps.
Hunt, who lasted simply 12 minutes in Dunedin, ought to be slot in good time to be thought-about for the Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney on August 19.
The huge plus from Dunedin was try-scoring backrower Caleb Timu, the 116kg former Brisbane Broncos Under-20s ahead enjoying within the beginning line-up for the primary time.
Originally revealed as Boost to Reds coaching clout