Booth Flees Nest

February 28 2020

Ospreys have named Quins asssitanct coach Toby Booth as the new head coach on a three-year deal, starting in the summer of 2020.

Booth, who spent eight years with London Irish, four as director of rugby, joined Harlequins as assistant coach in November 2019 after seven years as Bath's first-team coach.

 He guided the Irish exiles to Premiership and Challenge Cup finals between 2008 and 2012, and also achieved three successive Heineken Cup qualifications.

 "When the opportunity was presented to join such an iconic Welsh team it made it an extremely attractive proposition," said Booth.

 "The Ospreys is a side full of rich talent and international experience, it is an ambitious group and has good potential to improve.

 Having developed players throughout my career, I look forward to adding value to this squad of players and developing their performances on the pitch.

 This rich rugby region has always produced young talent. The ability to help players reach their potential was a contributing factor in wanting this role.

 A team that has high numbers of home-grown talent is exciting for coaches and supporters. It helps achieve greater levels of consistency in effort as they are emotionally connected to the team."

 Ospreys were seeking a replacement for Allen Clarke, who left in December 2019. In January 2020, ex-Wales coach Mike Ruddock joined the Ospreys as their new performance director until the end of the 2019-20 season, and part of his role to appoint a new coaching staff.

 Mike Ruddock initially joined the Ospreys as a consultant in December 2019 after Clarke was no longer in charge of first-team affairs at the region.

 Sherratt and forwards coach Carl Hogg have been in charge of first-team affairs since Clarke's departure and leaves at the end of the season to join Worcester who are as much as 150 to win the Premiership at

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