Q&A: New Penrith Emus coach Julian Huxley addresses the challenges ahead

Former Wallaby Julian Huxley has been appointed head coach at Penrith ahead of the 2017 Shute Shield season. Huxley played 9 Tests for the Wallabies but had his career tragically interrupted when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008. By 2011, he had overcome his illness and returned to play a further 22 Super Rugby matches for the Melbourne Rebels before finishing his career in France. After returning to Australia, Huxley was an assistant coach at Warringah and the Sydney Rays before agreeing to terms with Penrith last week. We caught up with the 37-year old to discuss the role and hear his plans for Penrith and rugby in western Sydney. You’ve taken on quite a challenge at Penrith, you must be excited? I am, everyone knows how big a challenge it is, but it is a double edge sword. I think it could be extremely rewarding and a great opportunity to make a difference and you don’t get the chance to take on that type of role every day so it’s really exciting. After wo
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