Brad Thorne

Coach Brad Thorn expecting star recruit 'to upskill very quickly' after impactful Super Rugby debut

The Reds’ big-ticket NRL recruit endured a rocky start at Ballymore, axed from last week’s opener after he was charged with common assault following an altercation with a hotel security guard.

The Melbourne Storm NRL premiership winger could only find a spot on the Reds’ bench for Friday’s second round against the Melbourne Rebels and he was kept waiting until the 64th minute for a slice of the action.