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Millard Leaves USA Rugby Post

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Millard Leaves USA Rugby Post

USA Rugby’s 15 High Performance Director Billy Millard is moving back to the UK and has left his job with USA Rugby.
 
The move is partially related to the fact that he and his wife are expecting a baby, and Millard was announced as the Cardiff Blues head of elite performance Sunday. The Australian Millard coached at Cardiff a few years ago before moving to the USA, where he filled several roles, including Head Coach of the USA U20 team.
 
Millard ran the U20 camp around Thanksgiving and was expected to coach the team in 2015, but in the last week or so changed his plans.
 
“It all happened very quickly,” said USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville. “We will be looking for a replacement but it’s just happened.”
 
Millard spoke with Goff Rugby Report briefly about the U20 camp on December 5 (ostensibly to say he was too busy to give a longer interview), but did not, at that time, give any indication that he was leaving USA Rugby. 
 
But by Sunday night he was announced as the new Blues performance director.
 
Melville said an open application process will begin soon to find a new HP Director at USA Rugby.

Update: Millard sent this note to Goff Rugby Report Monday morning: "It is very rare to get offered a job at that level in Europe, with a club I love, alongside a world-class coach I respect and trust. Plus my wife is expecting and it is very close to her family/support network."