Brendan Venter Builds Up London Irish

My Illustration for this weeks ‘”The Rugby Paper’ is of the new London Irish technical director Brendan Venter who plotting the Reading based teams return to the Premiership.  Venter, 46, returned to the Exiles coaching set-up on Friday to work with new director of rugby Nick Kennedy.


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Venter will continue to practise as a medical doctor in his native South Africa while working for London Irish.The former Springboks centre and London Irish player-coach takes on a role similar to the one he performed at Saracens from early 2011.”I’ll come over to the club once a month to work with the coaches and to help with the planning,”.”I won’t be hands-on from day-to-day. I’ve spent some time with the players already and the reality is we need to crawl before we start running.”That’s maybe been our problem all along.


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