Coach Nick Stiles sacked by Reds: reports

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:34 PM Brad Thorn is expected to take over as Queensland Reds coach after the Super Rugby side reportedly sacked Nick Stiles.

Stiles' future had been uncertain after coaching the Brisbane-based side to just four wins in 2017.

Former All Black and rugby league star Thorn will take over ahead of next season, according to multiple reports, and is set to be Reds' second-straight rookie coach.

Former Reds prop Stiles spent a year at the helm of the 2011 Super Rugby champions, previously sharing the reins with Matt O'Connor on an interim basis after Richard Graham's sacking in March 2016.

Thorn is widely respected at the Reds and regarded as a coach of the future.

But his experience is limited to two years, having been appointed as a Reds development coach in 2015 after retiring from playing that year.

Thorn is also at the helm of Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship.

Former Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan has been recruited as a senior assistant to add experience to the Reds coaching panel.

Source: AAP

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