The ABC reports the Brumbies have taken a second stab at getting a Rugby League coach to stiffen up their tackles.
Former NRL coach Brian Smith has joined the coaching staff of Super Rugby club the ACT Brumbies for next season.
Smith coached NRL clubs Parramatta, St George Illawarra, Newcastle and the Roosters.
Smith never won a premiership in more than 20 years as a top grade coach, but his football experience and track record with young players will certainly help an inexperienced Brumbies squad.
Weekly NewsletterEvery Thursday afternoon, we package up the most-read and trending RiotACT stories of the past seven days and deliver straight to your inbox..
He will take on the Brumbies’ role vacated by Newcastle Knights veteran Danny Buderus, working alongside Brumbies head coach Jake White.