Former Leinster Player Joins Wallabies Coaching Staff Ahead Of Rugby World Cup
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Owen Farrell Loses The Plot With Referee Pascal Gauzere Following Wales Try - February 27, 2021
- WATCH: Dave Kilcoyne Bulldozes Two Italian Players With Monster Counter-Ruck - February 27, 2021
- Hosts France To Face New Zealand In Blockbuster RWC 2023 Opening Match - February 26, 2021
The Wallabies have announced that former Leinster player Shaun Berne will join their coaching staff ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Berne, who completed his Vodafone Super Rugby commitments with the Melbourne Rebels earlier this week, will start his role immediately.
The 40-year old has been serving as Attack Coach under Dave Wessels in Melbourne following stints at the Western Force and as coach of Leinster’s ‘A’ side.
— Qantas Wallabies (@qantaswallabies) June 21, 2019
Berne is one of three recent senior appointments with a new level of experience to surround the team in the lead up to their campaign in Japan later this year, after Head Performance Coach Dean Benton and physiotherapist Ed Hollis also joined Michael Cheika’s staff.
Benton was most recently England Rugby’s Head of Sport Science but has also enjoyed successful stints at the Melbourne Storm, Brisbane Broncos, Leicester Tigers and the Brumbies.