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SBD Global/July 10, 2013/People and Pop Culture

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EWEN MCKENZIE was named as the new coach of the Australian rugby team on Tuesday after the Australian Rugby Union decided to part ways with ROBBIE DEANS. McKenzie, "a popular local choice" who guided the Queensland Reds to a Super Rugby title in '11, "will take the reins six weeks before they play in the opening match of the Rugby Championship against bitter rivals New Zealand" (REUTERS, 7/9). ARU CEO BILL PULVER said that "McKenzie was conclusively the stand-out applicant for the role." Pulver identified team discipline as a key issue which needed to be addressed. Pulver said that "he and McKenzie would be drafting a set of principles of behaviour that were acceptable at the Wallaby level" (BRISBANE TIMES, 7/9).

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