Briars Rugby Coaches 2018

We are just one week away from the season start with preseason training and we have an talented and experienced coaching group that are ready to get us into shape for the season ahead through a focus on fitness and defence. Here are the details around our coaches, led by head coach Lachlan White.

Briars Club Coach and 1st Grade Coach—Lachlan White

2017 Briars Head Coach, Level 3 accredited,  Trinity Grammar School Director of Rugby,  NSW U18 Coach, Combined Associated Schools Coach,  Eastwood Rugby, Briars Rugby 2006 Premier.

1st Grade Co-Coach – Dave Weston

Level 2 Coach 2017, GPS Selector 2016-17, GPS Blue 2015 3rds/4th, Shore 1st XV 2012-15, IRANZ Course Coaching and TEAM program 2015

2nd Grade Coach— Mitchell Paish

2017 Briars Coach, UNSW Colts,  NSW Country Teams, Penrith Emu’s1992 – 1994,  Coaching level 2 accredited,  West Harbour Juniors 2007 – 2016 including Colts, 3rds 2014 and 2nd Grade Coach 2015.

2nd Grade Co-Coach/Colts Coach – Alex Kuo

Alex is a current Briars player (on an injury sabbatical) and former Trinity Grammar 1st XV player.

3rd Grade Coach—Tim Entwisle

2017 Briars Coach, Tim is also a Briars Old Boy, experienced rugby player and juniors coach.  He played at Briars through most of the 1990’s and sat on the Briars Rugby Committee for 2 years.  He has played for several subbies clubs in Sydney and clubs in England (Northolt, Tewkesbury) as an inside back.  He has toured Amsterdam and Dieppe.  He is keen to develop his coaching skills at the senior level with Briars Rugby.

Strength and Conditioning Coach—Grant Hyde

Personal Trainer/Gym instructor since 1992, Coach/Trainer SSJRL Club 2009-2017, Trainer Cronulla Sharks RL Reserve Grade 2008, 2nd Grade Coach/Trainer Briars 2006 (Premier & Club Champions & 2007, Captain/Coach SJRL A Grade 1993-2004, Sydney Roosters Grade Player 1989-1992, Waverly College Rugby Player 1979-1986.

Forwards Coach—Scott McGill

2017 Briars Coach, Scott is also a Briars Rugby Old Boy.  Started Rugby at Killara High School, Gordon U16 and Waratah Shield, NZ Tour,  Drummoyne and Briars 1993 – 2005, Coaching level 1.  Playing Mate of Tim Entwistle.  Dedicated tight forward.