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Wayne Bridges is new first-team coach at Tenbury Rugby Club
NEW coach Wayne Bridges will take charge of Tenbury Rugby Club for the first time in this Saturday’s cup clash at Five Ways Old Edwardians.
Bridges is the new first-team coach following Andy Black’s decision to step down to concentrate on playing.
Captain Pete Stevens is delighted to have Bridges at the helm, starting with this weekend’s North Midlands Vase first-round away tie.
“Wayne has played quite a bit of rugby in the past and he will be coaching us this season,” said Stevens.
“His son, Ben, is a flanker who came to play for us last season and Wayne watched quite a lot of our matches.
“I got on very well with Wayne last season - and we’re delighted to have him on board in this role.”
Stevens added: “Wayne used to play for Wolverhampton and I think he lives near Worcester.”
Stevens will, once again, be backed up Ben King, who remains as vice-captain.
But Tenbury will be without influential flanker Chuck Parry, who is away for most of the campaign.
“We have someone to replace him - and we hope that person can step up to the mark,” said Stevens.
Tenbury finished fourth in Midlands Four West (North) last season.
Tenbury start their league campaign with a tough trip to Cannock on September 14.
Stevens added: “We have got a lot of young lads in the squad and that’s important - they can do the running for people like me.”
To join Tenbury Rugby Club, call captain Pete Stevens on 07976 900481 or email: peewee1910 @gmail.com