- 41 Age
- 85kg Weight
- 180cm Height
Shaun Berne, who completed his Vodafone Super Rugby commitments with the Melbourne Rebels earlier this year, will make his coaching debut for the Wallabies during this seasons Rugby Championship.
The 40-year old served as the Attack Coach under Dave Wessels in Melbourne following stints at the Western Force and as coach of Leinster ‘A’ in Ireland.
Berne had a decorated playing career, moving to England to play two seasons for Bath Rugby from 1999 to 2001, and was selected for the Barbarians in 2000.
He returned to Australia to join the NSW Waratahs, making 38 Super 12 appearances and scoring 57 points (including 6 tries) between 2003 and 2006, including captaining Randwick to a Shute Shield title in 2014.
Berne was capped on five occasions for Australia A, before returning to Europe.
After a further three successful seasons at Bath from 2006 to 2009, Berne had made a total of 119 appearances for that club all competitions (totalling 282 points), including 27 European caps.
He then joined Irish province Leinster for two seasons, coached by Michael Cheika and played the final two seasons of his professional career at Italian club Calvisano.