Shaun Berne joins Force coaching staff

Shaun Berne joins Force coaching staff

The Western Force have strengthened their coaching team with the appointment of Shaun Berne as the club’s Attack Coach for the 2017-2018 Super Rugby seasons.

“Two things stand out about Shaun from the interview process; the first is that he has a fantastic rugby brain. I’ve been told that when he played alongside the likes of Brian O’Driscoll he was driving a lot of the ideas around Leinster’s attack and that came across clearly in all of his presentations. The second is that he’s a person of character who has a deep love for Australian rugby,” said Western Force Head Coach Dave Wessels.

“We’re excited about the management team we are putting together and would like to thank Leinster for the way they have handled this matter.”

The former Bath Rugby playmaker joins the club with more than 200 professional playing caps including stints with the Waratahs, Calvisano, Leinster and was most recently involved in elite player development at the Irish powerhouse club.

Shaun Berne Playing Career:

1999-2006 Bath 122 (287)

2001-2006 NSW Waratahs 38 (57)

2009-2011 Leinster 19 (55)

2011-2012 Calvisano 23 (70)

Coaching Career:

2015-2016 Leinster Elite Player Development

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