Former West Harbour coach Joe Barakat to join Western Force as assistant coach

Former West Harbour coach Joe Barakat will return to Australia next year and join the Western Force as an assistant coach. Barakat has coached at Irish club Ulster for the past two seasons and has primarily been responsible for defensive strategy and the contact zone. He previously coached at the Waratahs  and had a five-year spell in Japan, while he has also held roles with the Australian U21 side and with the Fijian Rugby Union.   “My wife and I have been lucky enough to call Belfast home for the past 16 months - it’s a brilliant city and we have made some great friends in that time. So I’d like to thank the wonderful supporters and the wider public for their support since my arrival," Barakat said. “This opportunity with the Western Force is a chance for me to take on a senior position at a Super Rugby franchise, while also bringing me back closer to my family, having spent a long time away from home." Newly appointed head Western Force coach Dave Wessels said  
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