Canberra appoint Kimmorley as assistant coach

Canberra have appointed former Australia half-back Brett Kimmorley as their new assistant coach.

Kimmorley, who won the NRL during his player career with Melbourne, played more than 300 games before hanging up his boots at the end of 2010.

He said: “To be given the opportunity to become one of the Assistant Coaches is a great career move for me as I was considered more of a specialist Coach at Canterbury. It was an offer that Dave gave me and I think the club is in a wonderful position with the way they finished the year last year and the talent that is in the squad here.”

The 36-year-old joined up with Raiders coach David Furner and fellow assistant Andrew Dunemann for pre-season training on Monday.

Furner said: “He’ll be very good for our young halves and we definitely need to utilise that, not only for our first grade halves but for our Under 20s, as well as the halves in our junior representative programs. It’s a good opportunity for us to utilise his experience.”

The Raiders finished sixth in the NRL last season, before bowing out in the play-offs to South Sydney.

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