Thorn extends stay with Queensland Reds

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Brad Thorn has extended his enactment with the Reds, re-signing arsenic caput manager until the extremity of 2023

The championship-winning manager volition stay with Queensland for astatine slightest the adjacent 2 seasons aft guiding the Reds to their archetypal Super Rugby rubric successful 10 years.

Thorn's enactment unit person besides re-signed, with adjunct coaches Jim McKay (Attack), Michael Todd (Defence) and Cameron Lillicrap (Set Piece and Skills) each committing done 2023 arsenic well.

"I'm honoured to beryllium staying with the nine for different 2 seasons," Thorn said.

Brad Thorn re-signs with Queensland Reds. (Getty)

"It's large to person Michael Todd, Jim McKay and Cameron Lillicrap connected committee arsenic well. We've got large unit here. As a caput manager you request bully radical astir you.  

"We got immoderate bully wage this twelvemonth for the hard enactment enactment in. It was an important accomplishment for the team, and our Queensland supporters to triumph the AU title.  

"However, the New Zealand sides showed america determination is inactive immoderate mode to go, and we're looking guardant to the situation ahead."

The hold volition spot Thorn into his sixth play successful the apical relation to go the longest serving caput manager astatine the Reds successful much than 2 decades and equal-fourth longest successful Queensland coaching history.

QRU CEO David Hanham said: "We're pleased to person Brad, Jim, Michael and Cameron each re-commit to the Reds done 2023.   

"Six years agone we made a committedness to put successful prime coaching to make our players and physique a deeper transportation to Queensland and that's what Brad and the squad has done.  

"Super Rugby AU produced large results connected and disconnected the tract successful 2021. We privation to prolong this occurrence semipermanent and with each 4 of these men connected committee for different 2 seasons we judge we tin execute that."

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