2017 Coaching Staff Changes

10th August 2016

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have made a number of changes to the Club’s coaching staff for next season, bringing in experienced coach David Furner as Assistant Coach to Head Coach Michael Maguire, and Paul Devlin as the Club’s Head of High Performance. David Furner is a very experienced coach having previously been Head Coach of the Canberra Raiders for five seasons, Assistant Coach at the Raiders for three years, Assistant Coach at the North Queensland Cowboys for three seasons including their premiership year in 2015, and Assistant Coach of the Australian Kangaroos for six years under Tim Sheens. Furner also had a glittering playing career playing over 300 first grade games across Australia and the UK, winning premierships in both hemispheres, as well as representing New South Wales in State of Origin and Australia at an international level. Paul Devlin has vast experience in high performance management and strength and conditioning around the globe, including having been the Physical Performance Manager at the Parramatta Eels for the past two years. Previously he was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Melbourne Storm, the Head of Strength and Conditioning for Hull FC in the Super League, Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Doncaster Knights Rugby Club, and Nutritionist for the Cornish Pirates Rugby Club. Devlin has also played Rugby League and Rugby Union across Europe for clubs such as Widnes, Sale Sharks, Munster, Sporting Club Albigeios and Cornish Pirates. Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says these are important appointments for the Club. “These men have vast experience in coaching at the elite level and in their areas of expertise, and they are seen as leaders in their field amongst their peers,” Coach Maguire said. “We’re looking forward to having them join our squad for the 2017 pre-season. “With four games remaining this season, we are committed to focussing week-to-week on the job at hand, and in time we will pay tribute to, and recognise, the staff that made such a big contribution to this Club reaching the pinnacle of winning its 21st Premiership.”

David Furner

Coaching Record:        
Assistant Coach – Cowboys (2014-16)
Head Coach – Raiders (2009-13)
Assistant Coach – Raiders (2006-08)
Assistant Coach – Australia (2010-15)

Paul Devlin

Coaching Record:        
Physical Performance Manager – Eels (2014-16)
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Storm (2013-14)
Head of Strength and Conditioning – Hull FC (2011-13)
Head of Strength and Conditioning – Doncaster Knights Rugby (2010-11)
Nutritionist – Cornish Pirates Rugby (2007-10)
Msc, Strength and Conditioning Science - St. Mary’s University, Twickenham

Seibold and Wade Coachig Staff additions

16th Septembr 2016

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have made two more additions to the Club’s coaching staff for season 2017, with Anthony Seibold joining Michael Maguire’s coaching staff as Assistant Coach, and Jarrod Wade will join the Club as Sports Science and Rehabilitation Coach. Anthony Seibold is an experienced coach who will join the Rabbitohs from the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles where he was Assistant Coach to Trent Barrett. Seibold is also the current Assistant Coach to Kevin Walters with the Queensland State of Origin team. Previously Seibold has been an Assistant Coach at the Melbourne Storm where he also coached their Holden Cup side, was Head Coach of the Mackay Cutters and also worked in the Super League as an Assistant Coach. Seibold has also coached the Queensland under 18s and was an Assistant Coach for the Junior Kangaroos. Seibold’s playing career included stints with the Brisbane Broncos, Canberra Raiders, Hull Kingston Rovers, London Broncos and AS Saint Estève, as well as representative selections for Queensland under 17s and 19s, Queensland Residents and for Germany. Jarrod Wade was the Lead Strength Coach with the Parramatta Eels during the 2016 season, and has previously worked in strength and rehabilitation roles with Essendon in the AFL, performance analysis with AFL club Geelong, and as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with West Perth Football Club in the WAFL. Wade has done extensive work throughout his career on the reduction of soft tissue injuries in elite athletes. The appointments of Seibold and Wade come on the back of the previous appointments of David Furner as an Assistant Coach and Paul Devlin as Head of High Performance for next season. Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire is pleased to be bringing these people into the Rabbitohs’ organisation. “We’re bringing in some highly experienced football and performance coaches into our Club next season which will be a positive for the Club as a whole,” Coach Maguire said. “We’re looking forward to Anthony and Jarrod joining David, Paul and the rest of our coaching staff in preparing for the 2017 season in the coming weeks. “I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the current staff who are moving on at the end of the season, who have all made such a fantastic contribution to this Club over the past five years or more. “Kurt Wrigley and Wayne Collins did wonderful jobs as Assistant Coaches for a number of seasons and helped us deliver the Club its 21st premiership. “Also guys like David Penna, Scott Johnson and Michael Macri who have worked away behind the scenes have played their part in our successes, and on behalf of everyone at Souths I want to wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.”

Anthony Seibold

Coaching Record        
Assistant Coach – Sea Eagles (2016)
Assistant Coach – Storm (2013-15)
Holden Cup Coach – Storm (2013)
Head Coach – Mackay Cutters (2011-12)
Assistant Coach – Queensland (2016)
Assistant Coach – Junior Kangaroos
Head Coach – Queensland under 18s

Jarrod Wade

Coaching Record        
Lead Strength Coach – Eels (2015-16)
Head Strength Coach – Essendon Football Club (2013-15)
Rehabilitation Coach – Essendon Football Club (2012-13)
Head of Strength and Conditioning Coach – West Perth Football Club (2011-12)
Performance Analyst – Geelong Football Club (2007-11)
GPS Assistant – Geelong Football Club (2006-07)