Former reported Leeds Rhinos coaching target Anthony Seibold back in Australia to provide support for anti-troll laws

Former Brisbane Broncos head coach Anthony Seibold has returned to Australia following a stint in rugby union.

That’s according to the Daily Telegraph. Seibold has had a successful period in the 15-a-side code as defence coach of England rugby union but was notably the head of Brisbane Broncos in 2020 when they ‘won’ their first wooden spoon, but had been linked with the Leeds Rhinos midway through 2021.

That was denied by the club and then Seibold took the England job, telling the World Wide of Sports: “It was too good to knock back.

“It really excites me the challenge of international rugby. I had a relationship with Eddie from my days coaching at South Sydney.

Seibold had spent the 2021 season helping head coach Adam O’Brien at Newcastle in a defensive role but joined Jones on a two-year deal – a contract will take him through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Now, though, he has returned to his native country in a bid to give support to embattled media presenter Erin Molan who has attracted controversy in recent months by trying to get anti-trolling laws passed in Australia.

Molan has often been targeted by trolls, but Seibold is keen to stand by her: “Erin has put herself out there and really driven that change of legislation hard,” he told the Daily Telegraph.

“Obviously, I have spoken publicly a number of times that I think it is a positive thing for our society and all Australians to have a bit more protection on social-media platforms.

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