Coach took sacking ‘ well’
NEW Brumbies coach Tony Rea said his dramatic takeover from Andy Friend as Super Rugby coach wasn’t as awkward a situation as it would seem. Rea said he had sought out his boss of the last two years on Tuesday as the fallout from Friend’s sacking was becoming transparent. The former North Sydney Bears captain revealed their conversation wasn’t uncomfortable, despite the circumstances. ‘‘ Not really, Friendy was real good,’’ Rea said.