OLLY Barkley will have a say in London Welsh’s coaching set-up for their Greene King IPA Championship campaign.

The former England fly half extended his contract with the Exiles last month and it has now been confirmed his responsibilities will extend beyond playing.

He said: “I will be putting together an attack plan in the summer which will be looked at by the coaches.

“It will be a big challenge but I have accumulated a lot of ideas over the years.”

Welsh have finalised the rest of their backroom team and like Barkley, Matt Corker will take on a player/coach role in charge of lineouts.

Continuity is provided by Ollie Smith and James Buckland, who stay on as Rowland Phillips’ assistant and set-piece coach respectively.

London Welsh 2015/16 coaching staff

Head coach – Rowland Phillips; set-piece coach – James Buckland; assistant coach – Ollie Smith; lineout coach – Matt Corker; backs adviser – Olly Barkley; head of strength & conditioning – Ryan Campbell; strength & conditioning coach – Lee Eldridge; head physiotherapist – Georgina Ewer; club doctor – Andrew Cormack; analyst – Richard Tonkin.

  • DAN Leo has become London Welsh's 13th new signing this summer.

The 6ft 6in second row, who won 39 caps for New Zealand, joins from London Irish after spells at Perpignan, Bordeaux-Begles and Wasps.