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Young confirms Wasps coaching team


Young tries to give Wasps coaching team 'clarity' after Wilson snub

Wasps have decided against bringing in an extra coach to replace Danny Wilson.

The former Cardiff Blues head coach had been due to take over as forwards coach role with the Premiership club for this season before being poached by Scotland instead.

Andy Titterrell has been appointed as Wasps new forwards coach, with Lee Blackett the backs coach and Ian Costello the defence coach.

“We have started pre-season now and everything is settling nicely into place”, Director of Rugby Dai Young said.

“It is important that the coaches have clarity within their roles, and I am confident this group will work effectively together.

“I will continue to oversee all aspects and will also maintain the active day-to-day involvement that I have always had.”

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In the aftermath of Wilson’s departure Young had said getting a replacement for Wilson would be tough.

“This is a big disappointment for us. In addition, the timing could not be much worse. Finding someone of Danny’s quality and experience who is available at this time of year to supplement our existing coaching team is a difficult proposition.

“Disappointing as this is, I understand that the opportunity to coach a tier one international side through to and beyond the World Cup would always be difficult to turn down as opportunities like this do not come around very often.

“I believed Danny’s experience would have been a big help to me on the training pitch.

“Nonetheless, I am confident that Lee Blackett, Andy Titterrell and Ian Costello will do a good job and continue to help me move us forward.”

Scotland were on the hunt for a replacement for Dan McFarland, who has left to take over as head coach at Ulster.

Wilson spent three years at Cardiff Blues and his stock rose dramatically following an impressive finish to the season which saw them clinch the European Rugby Challenge Cup last month in Bilbao.

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Young tries to give Wasps coaching team 'clarity' after Wilson snub