Larkham one of two new Wallaby assistant coaches

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has been confirmed as one of two new Wallabies assistant coaches for the 2015 season.

The other new coach is Wallabies assistant coach Nathan Grey who already works under Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika.

Larkham will continue as head coach of the Brumbies while Grey will stay on as defence coach of the 2014 champions Waratahs.

“At this level, it’s crucial that you have the best people and best possible high-performance programme in place if you are going to deliver winning performances for the Wallabies,” head coach Michael Cheika said in a statement.

“I am confident we enter 2015 with an experienced and strong coaching and off-field team and I welcome the new appointments.”

Cheika said Larkham, who played in three World Cups, not only had “incredible credentials” but “a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in this environment”.

Grey had done a “remarkable job” in Super Rugby coaching, he added.

Wallabies great Larkham had been touted in local media as a potential interim choice for head coach following the shock resignation of Ewen McKenzie late last year.

Grey is also a former Wallaby with 35 Test caps and two Rugby World Cup campaigns.

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