Aussie to fire up Bulls backs

Todd Louden has been confirmed as the Bulls new backs and attack coach.

While reaching two consecutive Vodacom Super 14 semi-finals, the Bulls have generally lacked the attacking edge needed to go all the way. Louden is hoping to change that next season.

According to the Sunday Times, the former Randwick club coach has signed a two year contract with the union, and will put pen to paper on 11 October.

Then he’ll return home to collect his pregnant wife Janine, who is expecting their first child in December, and prepare for the trip to Pretoria in early November.

“I really wanted to stay at Randwick but I could go back to teaching and earn more than they offered,” said Louden, who was Sydney’s 2006 coach of the year.

Louden played for the Brumbies as George Gregan’s understudy, his career ending through injury while playing in Canada.

He coached with success at Meiji University in Tokyo before taking a position as Sydney University’s director of rugby.

He finally became fulltime coach of Randwick this year.