The Gold Coast Bulletin
Thorn: Reds have a lot more to do
BRAD Thorn’s desire to turn Queensland into a provincial powerhouse of world rugby has him committed to signing a longterm coaching deal with the Reds.
Contract talks between Thorn and the Queensland Rugby Union are progressing well following the Reds’ 19-16 Super Rugby AU grand final win over the Brumbies.
However, unlike his current one-year deal, Thorn is hopeful of signing a longer contract as he seeks to build a dynasty.
“The last three and a half years there has been a lot put in,” he said.
“Wonderful staff, wonderful group of players, the club getting into a good space, and that was special on the weekend.
“I’d obviously like to continue to be involved and we feel like there’s a lot more to do.”
Thorn said signing only a 12month extension in October last year “made sense” due to the uncertainty created by COVID-19.
“I imagine it (his new contract) would be for a longer time.”
The Reds face the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday night in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman opener.