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Coaching Bio

I spent five years as a professional rugby player with the Queensland Reds, and represented Australia at the U20 and schoolboy level. I'm currently playing Premier Grade rugby for Easts Tigers Rugby Union, and am an alumnus of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). I'm looking to continue to help foster the next generation of rugby players and guide them to achieve their goals.

My experience in professional rugby in Australia has exposed me to team culture in high-pressure environments, and allowed me to learn alongside the best players and coaches Australia has to offer. I also have experience coaching schoolboy and club rugby teams. I love rugby because it is an opportunity to test yourself physically and mentally alongside a group of like-minded people of all diversities. It is also a game that teaches honour and respect. In particular, I can help you with: - Back-row skills (flanker/number 8) - Specific drills to grow your pilfering abilities and tactical awareness - Front-row skills (prop/hooker) - Working on your body position and being able to fully utilise your strength - Backs skills (centre) - positional awareness. I can be flexible with my coaching, with as much or as little weekly structure as you would like. I will aim to ensure my sessions are fun, social and diverse, and I cater for all types of athletes. I am most excited to see how you will improve with my help!


  • Rugby Specific and Core Skills
  • Fitness/Conditioning
  • Catch & Pass
  • Tactical Awareness
  • Special Needs
  • Back-Row skills


  • QLD Working with Children Card expiry 19/02/2022

Coaching Locations

  • Easts Rugby Union, 31 Halifax Street, Norman Park, Brisbane, QLD 4170, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $80

Small Group up to 2 athletes 60 MINS $120

Small Group up to 3 athletes 60 MINS $160

Small Group up to 4 athletes 60 MINS $200

Online Mentoring 60 MINS $80


Greg - 27-06-2021

Our boys learnt some core skills and techniques of tackling and loose forward play that will benefit them greatly. They also thoroughly enjoyed the session. All this in your first hour session. Looking forward to watching the boys learn more from you.

Marcus - 27-05-2021

Michael has been a great coach for our son. In just a couple of sessions we have seen a huge difference in his skills and commitment during the game. Can't recommend him highly enough.

Graham - 12-04-2021

Michael has been conducting sessions with my son focussing on defence, breakdown work and passing for some time now. Recently we've added a couple of my sons teammates to the sessions. Michael is fantastic with his communication towards the boys and creates a great learning environment arming them with the tools and rugby smarts they need to improve their game. I cannot recommend Michael highly enough.

Allan - 14-09-2020

Michael Gunn is an excellent rugby coach. My son and 3 of his team mates had four 1 hour sessions with Michael over four weeks during the rugby season. Not only did their skills improve, but their motivation and enjoyment of the game did as well. Thanks Michael. The boys are keen to do the same thing but in the pre-season next year.

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