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The South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce that Shaun McRae has been appointed Head Coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs for seasons 2005 and 2006, with Arthur Kitinas moving into the NRL Assistant Coach role.
McRae has a very strong coaching background, currently holding the position of Director of Rugby/Head Coach for the Hull Football Club in the English Super League.
McRae coached at St. Helens for three years where he directed the Club to the Inaugural Championship in 1996 along with successive Challenge Cup victories with the Saints in 1996 and 1997.
Shaun then moved on to the Gateshead Thunder in 1999 before spending the past five years at the helm of the Hull Football Club.
Prior to this McRae worked with the Canberra Raiders from 1984 to 1995 in varying coaching and training roles, and has also worked with the Australian, New Zealand, Great Britain and Scottish International squads.
McRae has worked with some of the finest Rugby League coaches, such as Bob Fulton, Tim Sheens and Wayne Bennett, and will bring those experiences with him to the South Sydney Football Club.
?I am delighted to have Shaun joining us at Souths,? CEO Shane Richardson said today.
?I am also very happy that Arthur will be continuing his association with the Club.
?It will be a fantastic mix of coaching experience and local knowledge with both Shaun and Arthur guiding the NRL side next season.?
Arthur Kitinas has been caretaker Head Coach at the South Sydney Rabbitohs since June 1 this year and has had a decade of coaching experience with both the Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters in the lower grades.