Brumbies start hunt for new coach
Cape Town - The
Brumbies have started the process of finding a replacement for head
coach Stephen Larkham with an announcement expected early next year.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports the application process
has started after Larkham announced he would be joining the Wallabies as
a full-time assistant after the 2017 Super Rugby competition.
Ideally, the Brumbies would like to announce Larkham's successor
before the start of Super Rugby as they would like the new coach to work
with the former Australian flyhalf for a handover period.
The Brumbies had their final training session of the year on Tuesday before taking a two-week break.
Brumbies chairperson Robert Kennedy confirmed applications will close
early next year.
Interviews would begin before the first game of the new
The Brumbies start their Super Rugby campaign against the
Crusaders on February 25.
New Brumbies chief executive Michael Thomson will begin his tenure on
January 24 and is keen to involve Larkham in the coaching recruitment
The Brumbies will form a selection panel in the coming months to narrow their search.
"We've got a process in place and the ads for a new coach are out," Kennedy said.
"The applications close in mid-January and we'll be doing some
interviews after that. We're hoping by the end of February if it moves
quickly we'll be in a position to make an announcement.
"That will give us a chance to plan for a handover to take place well
before 2018. The administration of it is going now and the coaching
search will be Michael's first task."