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(L-R) Queensland NRC coaches Brad Thorn, Jason Gilmore, Toutai Kefu, Rod Seib, Anthony Mathison and Shane Arnold.
Queensland Rugby Union has also confirmed the support staff for both teams, with a combination of Reds professional staff and community club Rugby.
QRU’s Head of List Management and Pathways, Sam Cordingley, said: “Toutai and Rod are both fantastic coaches and we’re excited to have them on board. We believe we’ve struck a good balance within the coaching and support staff for the 2016 NRC season. With this year’s head coaches both coming externally, it was important to make sure they were well resourced with support from Queensland Rugby, while also creating development opportunities for personnel from club Rugby to increase their experience working in a team environment.”
Now entering its third year, the NRC is an exciting domestic Rugby competition featuring eight teams from across the country, including two from Queensland.
It is an attacking brand of Rugby, with six points for a try and only two points for conversions and penalties. This year’s fixtures have also been shifted to family friendly times, with all but one of the regular season games played at either 1:00pm or 3:00pm AEST on Saturday and Sunday.
In a new development for 2016, FOX SPORTS will broadcast two games each weekend on television with the two remaining games available to stream LIVE via foxsports.com.au and FOX SPORTS Now via Apple TV – meaning fans will be able to watch every single game from the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship for the second season in succession.
Tickets and corporate hospitality for Queensland-based NRC games are now available at www.redsrugby.com.au.
Queensland-based Buildcorp National Rugby Championship ticket prices*
Adult Online $15
Concession Online $10
Junior Online $5
Adult Gate $20
Concession Gate $15
Junior Gate $5
Corporate Boxes $400 Inclusive of GST (box of 10, not including food and beverage)
Canadian Club Ballymore Lawn Club ($75 per person, inclusive)
*Eventopia fees apply
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City team staff
Rod Seib (Sunnybank) – Head coach
Shane Arnold (GPS) – Assistant coach (defence)
Anthony Mathison (Brothers) – Assistant coach (forwards)
Henry Gilbert (QRU) – Head of physical preparation
Ian Ross (Souths) – Head physiotherapist
Peter Stickler (GPS) – Team doctor
Liam Gooley (QRU) – Team analyst
Michael Grice (ARU) – Team manager
Bond University Queensland Country team staff
Toutai Kefu (Tonga) – Head coach
Jason Gilmore (QRU) – Assistant coach (defence)
Brad Thorn (QRU) - Assistant coach (forwards)
David Ballard (QRU) – Head of physical preparation
Gina Nelson (QRU) – Head physiotherapist
Gary Mitchell (Brothers) – Team doctor
Michael Todd (QRU) – Team analyst
Nico Andrade (QRU) – Team manager
14 DECEMBER 2018