England Rugby Coach Delivers Training Session to Richard Taunton Students!

3rd September 2018

Through our new partnership with the local rugby club, Millbrook RFC, our students were given the opportunity of a lifetime – to have a training session with none of than the current England Rugby Coach, and former coach for Australia and Japan, Eddie Jones!  This was a fantastic chance for our students to get advice from one of the most experienced and successful international rugby coaches in the world.

Richard Isaac, our Rugby Teachers, says, “Eddie put the boys through their paces and emphasised the importance of speed, support play and work off the ball. Tremendous improvement could be seen as the session progressed. There was plenty of good-natured banter between Eddie and the boys, and it was an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Hopefully, this will serve as inspiration all those involved”.

Rugby star, Charlie Yandell, says, “Eddie encouraged us to run better support lines and give the ball carrier more options. It was a fantastic experience!”

Matthew Doling, who was also fortunate enough to take part in the training session, says, “Eddie was a great coach with a good sense of humour“.

Both the college and the club would like to thank Eddie for making the effort to travel down and give up his time to help develop grassroots rugby.

This is yet another in a long line of exclusive sporting opportunities offered through our college.