Water Rats recruit new coach

THE Water Rats have recruited globe-trotting rugby coach Andy McGregor-Lowndes to the cause as A-grade forward’s coach for this season.

He will join with coach John O’Leary to help make the Rats competitive in the Darling Downs Rugby Union competition after a lengthy hiatus in A-grade.

He is currently the Scots PGC College director of activities, however recently returned from about seven years in the UK working as a rugby coach for a number of schools. His last position was director of rugby at St Olav’s Grammar School in London.

McGregor-Lowndes also coached senior rugby in the Kent league. “I want to make sure (the Water Rats) have got a solid set piece and to make sure we’re smart and competitive at the breakdown,” he said.

“(The forward pack) is young and keen and there is a lot of potential there. We want to make sure that we’re competitive in every match this season, it’s going to be difficult coming into A-grade.”



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