Ed Hollis, Leicester Tigers head of medical services, has joined the Wallabies medical staff ahead of the 2019 Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup.
Hollis, originally from Australia, has held the top job in the Tigers medical team since 2015 and will return to his position in Leicester at the conclusion of Australia’s Cup campaign.
All the best to the club’s head of medical services, Ed Hollis, who has linked up with the @QantasWallabies ahead of the 2019 Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup in a temporary role with Rugby Australia.https://t.co/wIo6yhNwua
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) June 25, 2019
In his absence, Tigers senior physiotherapist Simon Wallace will act as interim head of medical services.
Speaking about the opportunity, Hollis said: “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.
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“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.”