Grant Doorey to coach the Toulon backline
The coach in charge of the Rugby Club Toulonnais backline has been chosen: his name is Grant Doorey.
He supervised his first training session along with Diego Dominguez, Steve Meehan, Jacques Delmas and Marc Dal Maso on Monday morning. On the photo, he can be seen alongside Bryan Habana and Leigh Halfpenny during Tuesday morning’s session.
The wide experience of this 48-year-old Australian coach is a real asset. A former rugby league player, Grant Doorey went on to work for rugby union clubs such as Bourgoin-Jallieu, the Auckland Blues and the London Irish, but also for national teams such as Italy, Japan or the British Barbarians.
Grant Doorey will carry out occasional coaching tasks within the Toulon staff. On Monday morning, he began his first one, which will end on September 10th. He will then come back to carry out other tasks in the course of the season.