Irish assistant joins Exiles

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:19
Large london irish flags

London Irish have secured the services of former Ireland assistant coach Mark Tainton for the 2014/15 season.

London Irish have secured the services of former Ireland assistant coach Mark Tainton for the 2014/15 season.

The former Bristol flyhalf previously worked with England, before coaching Ireland for 10 years - working specifically as a technical kicking coach with Ronan O'Gara and Jonny Sexton.

Tainton joins the club as skills and kicking coach.

Commenting on his appointment, London Irish Director of Rugby Brian Smith said it's great to have him on-board.

"He is an experienced coach who can really aid our kickers as well as developing the core skills of the playing squad,"Smith said.

"Kicking is a key part of the game and to have someone with the knowledge and expertise of Mark is a real positive for London Irish."

Mark Tainton added: "I'm delighted to have joined the London Irish in this hugely exciting time. Everything is in place off the field to ensure the players and coaches can prosper.

"I look forward to working with Brian Smith and the rest of the coaching staff over the coming season."

Jonathan Shelbourne also joined the club as senior analyst and Tom Gallagher has joined the medical department as a physiotherapist.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Mon, 30 January 2017
UJ v NWU-Pukke 14h45 Johannesburg
Wits v Shimlas 16h30 Johannesburg
UCT-Ikeys v NMMU-Madibaz 16h30 Cape Town
UP-Tuks v Maties 17h00 Pretoria
PREMIERSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 13 11 0 2 51
Saracens 13 10 1 2 48
Exeter Chiefs 13 7 2 4 41
Bath 13 8 0 5 38
Northampton Saints 13 7 0 6 33
Leicester Tigers 13 7 0 6 32
Harlequins 13 7 0 6 32
Gloucester 13 4 2 7 30
Newcastle Falcons 13 6 0 7 29
Sale Sharks 13 3 1 9 20
Worcester Warriors 13 2 2 9 14
Bristol 13 2 0 11 13