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He has done his time so should be allowed to come back and earn a living, he is also a natural born winner so is not surprising teams want him. But before everyone starts raving about the bloke the bloodgate saga showed us that Dean Richards is a bully, a coward and a cheat. Dean Richards ran a culture of intimidation and he then denied any knowledge of bloodgate for as long as possible trying to let others take the fall for his decisions. A good guy to get your team winning : yes....a good guy in general : no
Posted 20:07 14th March 2012
A good move for Deano and for Newcastle. Looking forward to seeing them prosper again.
Posted 19:52 14th March 2012
He's got experience of getting teams promoted out of the Championship and then established in the Premiership. A lot of the current success at Quins is directly attributable to Richards' work three years ago, especially the investment in the Academy. Good to hae him back, he made a mistake, got caught and punished and now deserves the chance to continue his career. Having spoken to friends who play at that level, it doesn't sound like he was the only coach breaking the rules. Shouldn't be excused though
Posted 17:18 14th March 2012
Did the crime and paid the time..... Glad to have him back in Championship Rugby next season. If he can get Newcastle straight back into the Aviva then he is a miracle worker.
I know they've not been relegated yet but as a Wasps supporter I hope its them not us.
Posted 14:43 14th March 2012
Toulon - the resting place of due-to-retire players.
Falcons - the natural home for suspended coaches.
On a serious note, it'll be good to have him back coaching. he's proven that he'll do anything to win, he just needs to know where the parameters are.
Posted 11:22 14th March 2012
Scapecoat Richards should have been invited to apply for the England job, he got three years for being found out over something that had been going on all the time, his occurence more visible at the time.When will the FRU wake up to the realities of life.
Posted 11:06 14th March 2012