Richard Graham released from remainder of Reds contract

Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has been released from the remainder of his contract with immediate effect. Graham, who was head coach for the past three seasons, will be replaced by co-interim head coaches Matt O’Connor and Nick Stiles. Stiles has been the Reds’ forwards coach since 2014 and also led Brisbane City as head coach to back-to-back titles in the National Rugby Championship. O’Connor joined the Reds as attack coach ahead of the 2016 season after spending the last seven years coaching in Europe, most recently as head coach of European Cup semi-finalists Leinster. The QRU will commence a worldwide process to appoint a head coach for the 2017 Super Rugby season. It is likely that this process will take between 90 and 120 days once the QRU formally goes to market. Both O’Connor and Stiles will be invited to be part of this open process. QRU Chairman Damien Frawley said: “I’d like to thank Richard for his contribution over the past number of years. Richard
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