Former Wallaby Morgan Turinui named head coach at Randwick for 2020 season

Former Wallaby Morgan Turinui has been named Head Club Coach at Randwick for the 2020 Shute Shield season.

The 20-cap Wallaby returns to Coogee Oval following three seasons as an assistant coach at the Melbourne Rebels. He played 54 first grade games for the Galloping Greens between 2002 and 2008 and was part of the first grade coaching staff in 2016.

Randwick president Bob Dwyer said he was thrilled to welcome Turinui back to the club.

“We are thrilled Morgan is returning to Sydney and to his old club. He is a Randwick man through & through – a local resident, a junior, a colt, a first grader, who then became a Waratah and Wallaby.

“Now he has come the full circle and we welcome him back to lead our coaching ranks. His appointment will serve us well.”

Ben McCormack will remain as first grade coach, with Turinui overseeing both the grade and colts programs at Coogee. He will also run  Rugby Australia’s Classic Wallabies program.

“I am both excited and humbled to be entrusted with the Club Coach role at the club that has given me so much throughout my life. We have incredible talent in our coaching, playing and junior ranks at Randwick, plus the unequalled ability to tap in to the rich resources of our ex-player network.

“On the back of this, I guarantee there will be plenty of outstanding rugby for our fans to watch at Coogee Oval in 2020,” he said.