Australia bring in Leicester’s medical boss
Australia have drafted in Leicester Tigers' head of medical services Ed Hollis for the 2019 Rugby Championship and World Cup.
Hollis has overseen the medical side of things with the Gallagher Premiership outfit since 2015 and will return to Leicester after fulfilling his commitments with the Wallabies.
Leicester have confirmed senior physiotherapist Simon Wallace will "act as interim head of medical services" in Hollis' absence.
Hollis told Leicester's official website: "It's like any other staff member going on a CPD (continuing professional development) trip - to experience another high performance environment and improve."
"Admittedly, this one is probably longer than most trips and at the pointy end of the international rugby calendar - being a World Cup year - as well as having a small crossover with the beginning of the new Premiership season.
"My goals and hopes are that the things I experience and see while with Australian Rugby, a two-time World Cup winning outfit, will be brought back to and benefit the Tigers when I return.
"It is not just from the medical perspective as well, but also from what I can learn and bring back to help offer a different point of view for our strength and conditioning, recovery, organisational, travel and management perspectives."
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