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Scott to coach Australia

Geelong coach Chris Scott (AAP Image/Tony McDonough)

IT will be a family affair for the Scott brothers in this year’s International Rules Series with Chris appointed Australia’s new coach and twin Brad one of his two assistants.

Chris Scott served as an assistant to Hawthorn mentor Alistair Clarkson for the past two International Rules campaigns in 2014 and 2015.

Brad Scott will join Fremantle’s Ross Lyon, who’s also been an assistant the past two years, alongside the Cats coach leading the country into this year’s two-Test series in October and November.

The dates and venues for both games are still to be announced.

Chris Scott said he’ss excited to be given the chance to lead the Australian side, which will be made up of only players that have been an All-Australian at some point during their careers.

“Having experienced this series as both a player and as a member of the coaching staff, I know first-hand how much this means to the people involved,” the 2011 premiership coach said.

“To be able to represent Australia and to grow the appeal of the game with the best players coming together, is a tremendous honour.

“In recent years we have seen the game’s greatest players commit to the series and we are all looking forward to taking on Ireland’s best in October.”

Australia and Ireland play for the Corman McAnallen Cup. The Irish are the current holders, having won the one-off Test at Dublin’s Croke Park in 2015.