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York RUFC Coaching Team Augmented.

York RUFC Coaching Team Augmented.

By Rob Long
8th August 2018
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Additions have been made to our coaching team in preparation for the move up to North One East.


The coaching team under Head Coach Lee Denham, are working hard with all the players as they prepare for the forthcoming season.
To give you an idea of who is doing what, the following may be useful!

Lee Denham - Head Coach. Played for Sale, Leeds Tykes, Bramley RL, Leeds Rhinos RL, Worcester Warriors, Otley, Hull, Hull Ionians and York. Played games for the Army at Twickenham against the Royal Navy and the RAF.

Steve Johnson - Scrummaging Coach. Played for Garforth Comp (Age 11), Wakefield, Goole, Cleckheaton, Castleford, Hull Ionians and now York!

Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier (JB)- Backs Coach. Played junior rugby in Wales before spells with Cardiff Blues & Dragons at U16 & U18's. Represented Wales at age groups and 7's level; Saracens on Academy contract in 2011 and Old Albanians & Wales 7's; to France with Le Pays d'Aix and spent time at Toulon being mentored by Jonny Wilkinson. Joined Worcester Warriors in 2014 and helped them win promotion back to the Premiership; went on loan to Clermont Auvergne. Made permanent move to French club Nevers in 2016. Signed for Leeds Carnegie in April 2018.

Dan Morgan - Strength & Conditioning Coach. Grew up in Halifax playing rugby league! Played for Kings Cross RLFC and South Yorkshire and Southern England. Joined RAF and moved to Swindon - lack of rugby league teams so started playing union - which he now prefers! Played around Swindon and for RAF divisional teams. 12 years as PTI with RAF, the last five as a strength and conditioning coach. Completed S&C Masters and became a UKSCA accredited S&C Coach.

Carter Croft - Development Coach. Represented London Counties, Kent, Cumberland & Westmoreland; England trials; Club rugby at Kendal, Guys Hospital (capt), Combined London Hospitals (capt), Blackheath, London Irish & Fylde.
Coaching - Bank of England,Richmond, Queensland University, Oyonnax (Pro12 & Top 14), Wellington Hurricanes, Swiss National Team and the USA Eagles.

Experienced or what?

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