10 May 2023
At the request of Australia Rugby, London Irish has agreed to a secondment of Assistant Coach Brad Davis to the Australia coaching setup for the Rugby World Cup, before returning to the Club to resume his position at Hazelwood.
Davis, who joined the Exiles in preparation for the 2019/2020 season, will join Eddie Jones and his staff for this summer’s Rugby Championship, the international fixtures against New Zealand and France, and the competition itself, which will take place in France later this year.
“Everyone at the Club wishes Brad the best of luck for his time with Australia, it’s an opportunity that he thoroughly deserves,” said Declan Kidney, Director of Rugby.
“International recognition, whether that be at coaching or playing level, is always a proud achievement for the Club. Brad has had a fantastic impact since his arrival, and we look forward to welcoming him back with a wealth more of experience.”
“Firstly, I want to thank Declan Kidney, Les Kiss and London Irish for giving me the opportunity to coach on the international stage, something that has always been a dream of mine,” said Davis.
“It’s a hugely exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward gaining some fantastic experience from Eddie Jones and the rest of the Australia coaches. Like at London Irish, I will be working with an extremely talented group of players.
“I look forward to bringing all this experience back to London Irish to continue the upwards trajectory that we are on.”
Good luck Brad!