Club News: Gloucester duo sign new deals with the club - Ruck

Club News: Gloucester duo sign new deals with the club

Gloucester Rugby have confirmed that Coaches Jonny Bell and Tim Taylor have agreed to new contracts with the club.

The duo have extended their respective stays at Kingsholm and are looking to provide stability in the coaching team over the seasons to come.

Bell joined the club in 2015 from Ulster Rugby, and has overseen the Cherry and Whites’ development into one of the Aviva Premiership’s fiercest defensive units.

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Jonny enjoyed a terrific playing career as a centre at club level with Northampton Saints and Ulster as well as winning 36 caps for Ireland.

He played in two World Cups (1995 and 1999) and trained as a PE teacher, before he was appointed Elite Player Development Officer at Ulster then becoming Assistant Coach with an emphasis on defence.

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Meanwhile, former Gloucester fly-half Tim Taylor has continued to impress as part of the coaching set-up under new Head Coach Johan Ackermann. Taylor originally joined the Cherry and Whites as a player midway through the 2009-10 season, but sadly had to retire due to injury in 2013-14.

Initially a Kicking & Skills Coach, he then became Academy Backs & Kicking Coach before taking on responsibility for coaching the backs two years ago.

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