17 Apr 2012

Force coach to join Reds

7:32 am on 17 April 2012

The Western Force rugby coach Richard Graham has made a shock defection to join his Super Rugby-winning mentor Ewen McKenzie at the Queensland Reds next year.

Graham will leave Perth at the end of the current season to become head coach at the Reds, with set to become Queensland's director of coaching.

McKenzie is also seen as favourite to become the Wallabies when Robbie Deans contract expires at the end of next year.