Fri 27 Nov 2020 | 09:30

Brumbies bolster coaching team

Brumbies bolster coaching team
Fri 27 Nov 2020 | 09:30
Brumbies bolster coaching team
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NEWS: The Brumbies announced the appointment of Dan Palmer as scrum coach for the 2021 Super Rugby season.

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Palmer played 45 times for the Brumbies and was previously in charge of the team’s set-piece from 2015 to 2018.

The former Wallaby tighthead prop has focused on his studies the past couple of years, earning a double degree in Science and Psychology and achieving first-class Honours in Neuroscience.

Palmer said: “I’m very happy to be back involved at the Brumbies.”

“Dan [McKellar] called me with the opportunity to come back and it was a pretty easy decision to be honest.

“I enjoy coaching the scrum and working with the people at the Brumbies, and I think our scrum has a lot of improvement in it so I hope that I can help take us to the next level in 2021.”

Five of the team’s front-row stocks having been part of the Wallabies Tri-Nations squad this season, with 2021 recruit Archer Holz and recent Academy Graduate Billy Pollard joining local products Tom Ross and Harry Lloyd in the Brumbies 2021 Super Rugby squad.

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Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “We’re delighted to have Palms back at the club.”

“Dan is an incredibly intelligent and creative coach, who thinks about the scrum in a very unique way so he’s a significant addition to our coaching group for next season.

“Having worked with Palms before, I think he will have a big impact on the development of our younger front-rows this pre-season, and I’ve no doubt our Wallabies representatives will be looking forward to working with him again.”

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