NRC: Former Wallabies assistant to steer Vikings

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by Beth Newman

Former Wallabies assistant Nick Scrivener will take the Canberra Vikings' reins in the 2018 NRC.

Scrivener was a national assistant under Robbie Deans and Ewen McKenizie, finishing with the Wallabies in October of 2014.

The 47-year-old has coached in Scotland and was most recently an assistant coach with Jake White at Toyota Verblitz in the Japanese Top League.

Scrivener is currently coaching director at Tuggeranong in Canberra's John I Dent Cup and will take over the NRC role from Tim Sampson, who has gone on to coach the Western Force.

Former Wallaby Marco Caputo will be one of Scrivener's assistants, while Daniel Hooper will coach the side's backs.

Scrivener said he was keen to work with the local clubs to ensure the pathway to NRC and Super Rugby remained strong.

“Canberra’s John I Dent Cup is a really strong competition and showcases a lot of rugby talent,” he said.

“The local competition must always be an important part of the players pathway to the Canberra Vikings and ultimately the Brumbies and beyond.

“The coaching team look forward to watching local talent in the John I Dent Cup and will also be working with the Brumbies towards the end of the season in the selection of the final squad."