Coach Rory Teague the latest to depart Gloucester

Date published: July 7 2020

Premiership side Gloucester have announced that skills coach Rory Teague will leave the club after just one season back in the West Country.

Teague started his playing career at Kingsholm before departing for Bristol, but rejoined the club 15 years later as a highly-regarded coach.

His career after retiring from playing started with England and, after being part of that set-up, both at age-grade level and with the senior team, he joined Bordeaux-Begles on a three-year deal.

He initially took on the role as backs coach before becoming the head honcho following the departure of Jacques Brunel.

The 35-year-old then left the French outfit in November 2018 and signed for the Cherry and Whites, but he has now followed in the footsteps of Johan Ackermann and David Humphreys in stepping down from his position in the backroom team.

Teague said: “I would personally like to thank Gloucester Rugby for affording me the opportunity to coach at the club that I grew up supporting and have always loved.

“I would like to wish Gloucester Rugby and George Skivington the best of luck for the completion of the current season and beyond. I am confident with the squad Gloucester have, and the passionate supporters behind them, that success over the next few seasons will return to this great club.”

Alex Brown, chief operating officer, added: “Rory is a great coach. We would like to recognise the good work he’s done here, and we wish him all the best for the future.”