McGahan set for Wallabies

FORMER Warwick Cowboys halfback Tony McGahan is set to become part of the Wallabies coaching set up in Australian rugby.

While there were rumours yesterday of an announcement, the Australian Rugby Union has not yet announced any appointment.

But McGahan's club, Irish powerhouse Munster, has already confirmed its current coach is leaving at the end of the season.

He told his squad in February he was leaving after a successful stint in Ireland.

McGahan captained the Cowboys under-18 side to premiership success in the Toowoomba competition in 1990 and then signed to play colts' rugby league with the Brisbane Broncos.

He had earlier played centre for the Queensland schoolboys in rugby union while a student at Nudgee College.

After graduating as a teacher, McGahan eventually returned to his old school as director of rugby before heading overseas. His first role at Munster was defensive coach in 2006.

The Australian Rugby Union commissioned a wide-ranking review of its coaching structure after last year's World Cup in New Zealand which was won by the host nation.

Last year, current Wallabies coach Robbie Deans was re-appointed as head coach in the run-up to the World Cup.


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