Brumbies coach McKellar signs contract extension

    2019-02-14 08:11

    Sydney - The Brumbies' Dan McKellar signed a two-year extension to his contract on Thursday, becoming the third Australian Super Rugby coach to re-commit ahead of the new season kicking off this week.

    McKellar, who took over from Stephen Larkham last year and has overseen a turnaround in the club's fortunes, said he was grateful for the faith being shown in his future plans.

    "I think it's a vote of confidence, not just in myself but in the program in general, the assistant coaches and the high-performance staff," he said after signing a deal that will keep him in Canberra until 2021.

    Brumbies chief executive Phil Thomson said he had been "very impressed with the quality of the overall rugby program that has been developed and implemented by Dan and his staff".

    "Dan has helped foster a positive environment for players to develop both on, and off, the field and I believe that it is important that we have stability and continuity within our coaching structure over the next couple of years," he said.

    McKellar is the third Australian Super Rugby coach to announce an extension following Dave Wessels (Melbourne Rebels) last week and Daryl Gibson (NSW Waratahs) on Tuesday.

    Gibson, who took over in 2016, will remain at the Waratahs until at least the end of 2020, equalling Ewen McKenzie's record as the club's longest serving head coach.

    "It is great for our state to have him with us until the end of 2020," said NSW Rugby Union chief Andrew Hore.

    "But more than that, we can already see first hand the legacy he is building to ensure the game is in good hands for the long term."

    The Super Rugby season kicks off on Friday.

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