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Alan Gaffney is an Australian-born rugby coach, currently The National Elite Programmes Coach for Australia
He is a former player who played over 200 games with the Randwick Rugby Club Sydney, of which he was elected a life member in 1993.
Gaffney began his coaching career at Randwick DRUFC in 1984 and remained there until 1996. During his time at the Club he coached the likes of David Campese, the Ella brothers, Phil Kearns and George Gregan. He left to coach at the NSW Waratahs; he remains closely linked with the Randwick Club.
Notable coaching successes during his time in Ireland were the winning of the
- Grand Slam of the 2009 Six Nations Championship
- Heineken Cup victory with Leinster Rugby 2009 .
- The great game in the 2011 World Cup when Ireland defeated Australia in the pool rounds
- The Miracle Match, Munster vs Gloucester 2003
Notable Positions Held
- National Elite Programmes Coach Australia (2013-present)
- Senior Assistant Coach NSW Waratahs (2011–2013)
- Backs Coach Ireland National Rugby Union Team (2008–2011)
- Backs Coach and Technical Consultant Leinster Rugby Ireland (2008–2010)
- Director of Rugby at Saracens UK (2006–2008)
- Assistant Coach Australian National Rugby Union Team (2005)
- Head Coach Munster Rugby Ireland (2002–2005)
- Backs Coach Leinster Rugby Ireland (2000–2002)
- Assistant Coach New South Wales Waratahs (1997–1999)
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