Newport add Dai Lynch to coaching team

Newport RFC are pleased to announce that Dai Lynch will join the coaching team with responsibility for the backs for the 2019/20 season.

Dai played his rugby for Tredegar, Loughborough University, Pontypool and Rhymney before joining Bargoed as coach and later head coach and guiding them all the way up though the Welsh league structure and into the Premiership.

A head teacher by day with a BSc in Maths and Education, Dai is also a Level 4 coach as are Ty Morris and Stuart Lawrence.

On joining Newport Dai commented, “I am delighted to be joining such a prestigious rugby club and looking forward to the challenge of building on the excellent work done by Craig and his coaching team over the past five years. Linking up with Mark, Ty and Stuart was part of the attraction for me as knowing all three personally I am convinced that they will improve me as a coach and that together we can ensure that Newport RFC will continue to be successful in all competitions next year. There are many quality players at the club and I am excited about the prospect of working in collaboration with them to create a product that all stakeholders in the club will enjoy and can be proud of.”

Newport will regroup for training ahead of the new season in July.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3