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“It’s been reinvigorating”: Seibold keen to start new chapter with England


Anthony Seibold has said he has no regrets about his exit from the Brisbane Broncos but he wouldn’t want any coach to go through the same experience.

After a run of bad losses in the 2020 amid a growing disconnect between Seibold and the club, the 47-year-old decided to part ways with the Broncos.

Seibold admits it was a dark time of his life but that it was the ultimate test of character and resilience.

“You learn more from those (darker) periods,” Seibold said on SEN 1170 Breakfast.

“It was challenging … there was no doubt about that.

“Would I want to go through it again? No, I wouldn’t.

“But you learn a lot about yourself, what you can do better and what you would do differently.

“I probably wouldn’t be in the position I am in now.”

After his exit from Brisbane, Seibold stepped away from senior coaching roles and became a coaching consultant for the Newcastle Knights who have made consecutive finals appearances for the first time since 2003.

Seibold has since joined the England Rugby Union team which is currently coached by Eddie Jones.

He will become England’s defensive coach leading in to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

“It was too good of an opportunity and challenge to knock back,” Seibold said.

“(Eddie Jones) is one of the world’s best coaches, in any sport.

“It’s been exciting, and it’s been reinvigorating.”

Seibold has put behind the events of the past and is determined to be the best coach he can for England ahead of the World Cup.

“Am I angry about a couple of things that occurred there? Of course, I am,” he said.

“You can’t be bitter. I’ve left that in the past.

“It was challenging but I think I’m a better coach and a better person for having gone through a pretty crap experience.”

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