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Brad Thorn has a new job as Reds assistant coach

The former Leinster man has been appointed until the end of the season.

Brad Thorn: played vital role in Heineken Cup win.
Brad Thorn: played vital role in Heineken Cup win.
Image: Steve Bardens

RUGBY WORLD CUP winner Brad Thorn has joined Queensland Reds as an assistant coach for the rest of the season.

The struggling Reds have just one win from their opening six games and sacked Richard Graham in March.

Thorn joined the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) as an elite development squad forwards coach in late 2015.

The former All Black, part of the 2011 World Cup-winning team and a Leinster Rugby favourite, also claimed the 2008 Super Rugby title with the Crusaders.

“I’ve really enjoyed the ability to have a virtual apprenticeship with the U20s and the Reds have been very understanding since I arrived at Ballymore,” Thorn said.

“I now feel I can use my experience to assist this Reds program.”

Thorn joins co-interim head coaches Matt O’Connor and Nick Stiles, who were appointed following Graham’s sacking.

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