The Gold Coast Bulletin

Thorn: Reds have a lot more to do

- MARCO MONTEVERDE

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.

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Brad Thorn.

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