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Super Rugby Richard Graham re-appointed as Queensland Reds coach

Richard Graham was re-appointed as coach of the Queensland Reds for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

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Richard Graham was re-appointed as coach of the Queensland Reds for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Changes have been made, however, as Graham reports into an executive general manager of the Reds following a high performance preview.

The Reds won just four of their 16 games during the 2015 season, finishing well outside the play-offs, and followed on from just five victories in 2014.

Former Wallabies World Cup winner Daniel Herbert comes into the role Graham will report into.

"The recent Reds High Performance Review made clear recommendations around the structure of our organisation," QRU chairman Rod McCall said.

"We feel the appointment of our first Executive General Manger to oversee our Performance Rugby Department will bring us into line with best practice and allow us every opportunity for success.

"On the back of further recommendations from the review, QRU ran an open and thorough process for the roles of head coach and also attack and defence coaches. The Coaching Review Panel considered over 20 coaching applications from the local and international Rugby markets.

"We fully understand that the results of the Reds over the last two seasons have been unacceptable, however we feel strongly that Richard is the right man to lead us into the 2016 season under this new structure."

Graham will also be the defence coach, while Sam Cordingley has been appointed head of pathways and list management.

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