Queensland Reds have confirmed that head coach Brad Thorn has signed a new one-year deal with the Super Rugby club.
Thorn, who enjoyed an NRL Championship with Australia based Brisbane Broncos switched codes and enjoyed Super Rugby title with Crusaders. He was also part of 59 Tests for All Blacks and was part of the squad that clinched the 2011 World Cup.
Post his retirement, Thorn joined Queensland U20s as an assistant coach and was promoted to head coach in 2017 and guided them to two Super U20 Championship titles in successive years before taking in charge of Queensland Reds in 2018.
“It’s an honour to coach Queensland. The club is headed in a good direction and I want to continue being a part of that.
“We’ve got a good group of humble and hard-working men. We’re all here to support one another and put in for each other.
"We have an established coaching group here now too, with Jim McKay, Peter Ryan, Cameron Lillicrap (scrum coach/physiotherapist), Dave Alred (Kicking Coach) and Brynley Abad (Strength and Conditioning head coach) all on board.
“Our focus remains on growing our game and improving as a group every week. There’ll be obstacles in front of us, but we’ve established a good Rugby program and will build on it moving forward".
Reds currently are at the third position in Australian Conference with three wins from seven games and will take on Bulls in the 9th round of Super Rugby on Saturday.