Former star joins Melbourne Rebels coaching staff

The Melbourne Rebels have added former Wallaby Morgan Turinui to the club’s coaching staff as an assistant coach. The decorated former international and Super Rugby centre has committed to the Melbourne Rebels until the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season. “The chance to further develop my coaching under the tutelage of head coach Tony McGahan with an exciting playing group at the Melbourne Rebels was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse,” Turinui said. “I’ve really enjoyed my time so far with the Rebels organisation and the potential in this young playing group is exciting for the future.” The Sydney-native enjoyed an eight-year Super Rugby career, scoring 130 points in 83 games, with the New South Wales Waratahs (2003-2007) and Queensland Reds (2008-2010) before joining Stade Francais, under current Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika. A former Wallabies vice-captain, Turinui made 20 Test appearances for Australia, including as a member at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in hi
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