Sligo Rugby Club have announced Josh Reeves as their new Player-Head Coach for the upcoming season.
Reeves, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand hails from Shirley Rugby Club where he played four seasons before moving to Brazil with his now wife Ana, in 2014.
Reeves is an outhalf – and has made 30 international appearances for Brazil in rugby – which included a landmark victory for the country over Canada in the Americas Rugby Championship.
Josh has been a full-time player and coach within the Brazilian Rugby system since 2015. He has amassed 30 test caps. Milestones include appearances against in the Americas Rugby Championship.
He will continue to play for Brazil in their upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign.
Sligo RFC’s Chairperson Tom Nielsen spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Austin O’Callaghan about the appointment.
On the club front, Reeves has played for the Utah Warriors in the MLR and the Cobras in the inaugural season of the SLAR (Super Liga Americana), a South American professional league.
He also has experience of Irish Rugby under his belt, playing for Wanderers in the AIL while also coaching at St Andrews College in 2011/12.