Thorn to stay on as Reds head coach

Brad Thorn has signed a new one-year deal to remain head coach of the Reds.

The former New Zealand lock took the top job with the Queensland Super Rugby franchise after Nick Stiles was sacked in 2017.

After a disappointing first season in charge, the Reds have made a promising start to Thorn's second campaign at the helm.

The 44-year-old has been rewarded with a contract at Ballymore through to 2020.

"It's an honour to coach Queensland. The club is headed in a good direction and I want to continue being a part of that," Thorn said.

"We've got a good group of humble and hard-working men. We're all here to support one another and put in for each other.

"We have an established coaching group here now too, with Jim McKay, Peter Ryan, Cameron Lillicrap, Dave Alred and Brynley Abad all on board. 

"Our focus remains on growing our game and improving as a group every week. There'll be obstacles in front of us, but we've established a good rugby program and will build on it moving forward."

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