Thursday, April 05, 2007

Glen Ella hired as backline coach for Canada

February 15, 2007

Canada has just hired former Wallaby Glen Ella to their coaching staff. Along with his brothers Mark and Gary, he helped revolutionize rugby back-play in the early 1980s. His experience and expertise should prove hugely beneficial to the Canadain backline, who often have difficulty coming up with creative Plan B's when Plan A runs into a brick wall.

Rugby Canada press release:

Vancouver, BC
February 13, 2007

Former Wallaby Glen Ella has been appointed to the coaching staff of Canada's National Senior Men's Team (NSMT), which will compete at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

Ella, who played in four test matches for Australia between 1982 and 1985, has tremendous experience coaching at both sevens and fifteens.

He is the current Australia Sevens coach, in addition to holding the post on three different occasions throughout the 1990s. Glen was also Assistant Coach of the Wallabies in 1994-95 and from 2000-2003, and was involved with Brumbies as a technical adviser in the late 90s.

Glen Ella Bio:
Date of birth:
5 June 1959
Test caps:
4 - v Scotland 1982, v Italy 1983, v Canada & Fiji 1985

Coaching experience:
Australian Sevens Coach - 1994-95, 1997, 1999-2000 and current
ACT Brumbies Technical Adviser - 1998-2000
Wallaby Assistant Coach - 1994-95 and 2000-2003


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