They appear finally to have gotten their man in Craig, who has spent 22 seasons in various roles at AFL clubs Adelaide, Melbourne, Essendon and Carlton.
“Neil will have a very specific scope of responsibility and work closely with Stuey and the coaching group on how they collaborate, reflect and teach,” Suns football general manager Jon Haines said.
Craig will remain involved with the England rugby union team but believes he has much to offer the Suns, particularly after his recent World Cup stint where Jones’ team finished runners-up.
“I enjoy working with coaches in high performance environments and the little bits I’ve had to do with the coaching group at the Gold Coast and Stuart individually have been really refreshing,” Craig said in a statement.
“My role will be to observe, to listen and pose questions and offer my observations to Stuey and the coaching group, based on my experiences.