Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Bath Rugby's new coaching team, the contenders...

The favourites...
Gary Gold

Former Springbok Assistant Coach, Head Coach WP Currie Cup at WP Rugby and Head Coach at London Irish Rugby Club. Now Director of Rugby at Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club.

Michael Cheika

Former Australian rugby union player and is a Heineken Cup winning coach and entrepreneur. He is the head coach of Stade Fran├žais since his appointment in 2010.

The outsiders...
Nick Mallett

Former South African rugby union player who was until recently (his contract with the Italian Rugby Union was not renewed after the 2011 Rugby World Cup) the head coach of the Italian national team. He played for and later coached the Springboks, South Africa's national rugby union team.

Mike Catt

South African-born former English rugby union footballer who played for London Irish and Bath. He earned 75 international caps for England and played in three World Cup Finals, in 1995, 2003 (when England won) and 2007. With his appearance in the October 2007 final, at age 36 years 1 month, he became the oldest ever player to play in a Rugby World Cup final.

He holds the honour of being the oldest ever player to play in a Guinness Premiership final (May 2009), aged 37, when he was a player / coach at London Irish.

Toby Booth

Toby Booth born 6 February 1970) is an English rugby union coach, currently head coach at London Irish in the Aviva Premiership. He was educated at The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, a prominent football-playing school.

Who would you pick?


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  1. Baxter has done an incredible job at Exeter. Or bring back Steve Meehan!!

  2. Can't say I'm too taken with Amy of the contenders listed. I like the last post thoughts

  3. I also agree with the Steve Meehan comment. I am still unsure what he ever did wrong. We did OK under his charge, and showed in some games and he never had the luxury of being able to bring in expensive players as Mr McG has. All rugby followers have a repect for McGeechan but lets be honest he has been of no value at all to us. This season promised a "new dawn" but has been awful. What we should never loose site of is that it is the front 5 that you should build a team around, and in that area we are currently looking poor.