England international Delon Armitage bags first coaching role - Ruck

England international Delon Armitage bags first coaching role

Former Toulon star Delon Armitage has became Chinnor RFC’s new Backs Coach.

The 36-year-old adds to an already exciting coaching team at Kingsey Road, teaming up with Director of Rugby, Richard Thorpe and Attack Coach, Craig Hampson.

The former full-back enjoyed a successful career, which included 26 Tests for England and selection for the 2011 World Cup squad. He also made just under 300 appearances for London Irish, Toulon and Lyon across 16 years.

Armitage said: “I’m delighted to be joining Chinnor RFC Thame. This is a great opportunity for me to develop as a coach while I’m back here in England.


“This is a brilliant Club with big ambitions and it’s fantastic to be a part of the journey at Kingsey Road.

“It’s also great to link up again with Richard Thorpe and I look forward to helping the Senior Squad develop and move forward.”

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