Rugby

Tim Lane to coach Lyon

2013-04-20 11:33
Tim Lane (Gallo Images)

Lyon - Experienced Australian coach Tim Lane was appointed manager of French second-tier rugby side Lyon on Saturday, the club announced.

The 53-year-old - who was backs coach in Australia's 1999 World Cup winning side - signed a two-year contract with the option of an extra year.

He will officially take over on July 1.

Lane - who also had a spell as backs coach with the Springboks - replaces Xavier Sadourny, who is set to join the coaching team at Top 14 and European Cup title-chasing outfit Clermont.

Lyon have had a disappointing season under Sadourny despite possessing a budget of €15m, the largest ever in ProD2.

However, lying 6th in the table with three matches remaining they can still claim a place in the promotion playoffs if they finish fifth and join already promoted Oyonnax in the Top 14.

Lyon, who were relegated from the Top 14 last season trail fifth-placed Aurillac by two points.

Lane - who was capped three times at centre for the Wallabies - has previous coaching experience in France.

He coached Clermont from 2000-01, and both Brive and Toulon but only for several months in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

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