Chris Scott appointed Australian coach for International Rules, twin brother Brad assistant coach

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Chris Scott and brother Brad Scott.

NEWLY appointed Australian coach Chris Scott says he
is looking forward to tackling Ireland in the International
Rules Series alongside brother Brad, who has been named as an
assistant coach.

The three-time premiership winning brothers are set to be
joined by Fremantle coach Ross Lyon in preparation for test
matches in Adelaide and Perth later this year, with Hawthorn’s
Alistair Clarkson

Speaking on AFL 360, Geelong coach Scott revealed he had
never worked alongside his younger brother in a coaching
capacity.

“I had spoken to him about it; that’s kind of a unique
opportunity for us as well, we were really looking forward to
working with Ross again,” he told Fox Footy.

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“And even though I know Brad so well, I’ve never coached with
him, I’ve never seen him coach.”

The 2011 premiership coach spoke highly of his Fremantle
counterpart Lyon, suggesting he is once again looking forward
to working with the 50-year-old.

“I think Ross is a good example of a guy if you don’t know him
is very different when you do get to know him,” he explained.

“Ross, Alastair and I had this commitment to each other in
preparing for the previous series, that it wasn’t about trying
to share secrets it was about putting our club priorities aside
for a second and contributing to what could be a really
important part of our game.”

Geelong coach Chris Scott and Kangaroos coach Brad Scott.

Geelong coach Chris Scott and
Kangaroos coach Brad Scott.
Source:News Limited

Scott pointed to Clarkson as a figure in the series remaining
alive following the 2015 series.

“I think with Alastair’s leadership there was a real turning
point in the series, he was able to galvanise along with Mark
Evans at the AFL the best players and get their commitment and
have one last crack at reinvigorating the series,” he said.

“The feedback we are getting from the best players at the
moment is that they want to play again and if we don’t get that
sort of commitment then it won’t continue.

“It’s the one chance you have to be involved with the best
players in the game in particular and we will have a good
coaching staff as well.

“I think Alastair did that incredibly well and we’ve got a big
job to try and build on the legacy he built.”

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Originally published as
‘Never coached with him’: Twins finally combine

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