Ex-Kangaroos boss joins Italy coaching staff for upcoming World Cup
Tim Sheens, who guided Australia to World Cup glory in 2013, has bolstered Italy’s backroom team for this year’s tournament.
The addition of Sheens, 71, the director of football at NRL club Wests Tigers, is a major coup for the Azzurri, who face defending champions Australia as well as Scotland and Fiji in their Group B fixtures.
Sheens will work alongside head coach Leo Epifania and his assistant Terry Campese as well as former Hull and Gateshead forward Tony Grimaldi, who is the strength and conditioning coach.
Also on board for Italy as team manager is Tas Baitieri, a former French national coach and Rugby League International development officer.
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