Media Release, 21 August 2013


The RaboDirect Rebels have bolstered their Rugby department for 2014, with the appointment of Bryce Cavanagh as Head of Athletic Performance for the next two seasons.

Cavanagh brings a wealth of international experience to the Rebels, spanning three different sporting codes in three countries over the past decade.

A product of North West Sydney, Cavanagh began his career with the NSW Waratahs before accepting a role as Physical Performance Manager of the West Indian cricket team from 2005-2006.

Cavanagh then returned home to Sydney, where he was appointed as Sydney Swans Strength and Contact Coach from 2007 to 2011. Following a successful stint in the AFL, Cavanagh re-entered the world of Rugby when he joined newly appointed Rebels Head Coach Tony McGahan for two seasons at Irish powerhouse club, Munster.

General Manager of Rugby, Sam Cordingley, highlighted Cavanagh’s international credentials as a major asset in the young Rebels Rugby program.

“Bryce’s experience and association with a number successful Clubs in recent times made him the ideal candidate for this role,” said Cordingley.

“We are developing a young and extremely capable team, both on and off the field at the Rebels, and the appointment of Bryce to this crucial role will contribute towards building a sustainable winning culture for future years.”

At 35, Cavanaugh will join Strength and Conditioning Coach Zane Leonard from October 24 this year, as the Club builds towards their 2014 Super Rugby pre-season.

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