RUGBY UNION: London Welsh coach backs new analyst to boost side

Richard Tonkin

Richard Tonkin

First published in Rugby

LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell says new performance analyst Richard Tonkin will be hugely beneficial to the club.

Tonkin, who replaces Jon Shelbourne, joins the Exiles after three seasons with Wasps, and has also worked with the South Africa women’s sevens team.

“It’s great to have Richard on board; he’s fitted in remarkably well in a short space of time,” said Burnell.

“He’s already done some excellent research and he’s got a good understanding of what we’re looking for.

“He’s spent the last couple of seasons at Wasps so he’s obviously got a great understanding of the Aviva Premiership and I’ve no doubt that his knowledge will be hugely beneficial in helping us compete next season.”

Tonkin said: “It's exciting; it’s a close-knit team here and the new guys seem to be settling in well, and complementing the guys that were already here.

“I’m really looking forward to the new season.”

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