LONDON Irish have announced that former rugby league player Brad Davis will join the coaching staff ahead of the club’s return to the Gallagher Premiership for the 2019/20 season.
The Australian enjoyed a 16-year playing career in rugby league before moving into a coaching career which has spanned across rugby league and rugby union. Davis most recently coached Ospreys in the Pro14 as he helped them qualify for the Champions Cup with a play-off victory against Scarlets.
He also has experience in Premiership rugby having worked with both Wasps and Bath as a defence coach.
“I am really excited at the opportunity to join London Irish. The club is steeped in history and is on an exciting journey as it moves into the Premiership next season,” said Davis, who will join Irish on July 1st.
“Having spoken at length with the club, I am excited about the vision and look forward to working in London Irish’s coaching team.”
Declan Kidney believes the appointment is a great coup for the club, he said: “He has a wealth of coaching experience working with some very good sides and has experience of playing in Europe.
“Brad will add a vast amount of knowledge to our coaching set-up and will complement the already great work our current coaches do. I know that Les, George and Dec are really looking forward to having him on board.”