Connolly wins case against QRU

Super Rugby
by AAP

The Queensland Rugby Union has been ordered to pay former Wallabies and Queensland Reds coach John Connolly $150,000 in damages after he was sacked as a coaching consultant.

Connolly launched legal action against the QRU after he was dumped in July 2015, six weeks into a $3000-a-week job he expected to last until the end of the 2016 Super Rugby Season.

Brisbane District Court Judge Ian Dearden on Friday ordered QRU to pay Connolly $150,000, with calculations for interest and costs to be determined at a later date.

The legal action centred around the termination conditions of the consultancy role, for which there was a verbal agreement and three contracts.

But none of them were signed by both parties, the court heard in August.

Connolly was coach of the Queensland Reds between 1988 and 2000 and the Wallabies from 2006 to 2007.

His legal representatives indicated they would be seeking costs on an indemnity basis.