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Rugby Union

Army Rugby Union Appoint New Head Coach

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The British Army have appointed Captain Mal Roberts as the new head coach of the senior men's rugby union team.

He has moved up the pecking order after his spell in control of the under 23s side.

Capt Roberts has taken over from former head coach, Major Burnie Burnard.

Maj Burnard was planning to end his two-year run after this year's Inter Services Championships, but the Coronavirus outbreak saw that tournament postponed.

Capt Roberts has history as a player with the Army, winning 26 caps and winning the Inter Services title on ten occasions.

Speaking to Army Rugby Union, Cape Roberts said: "I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to become the Army Men’s Senior XV Head Coach, having played and skippered the team this is now the next step in my rugby development.

"I have some exciting plans and very much look forward to the next three years, which I have no doubt will be an exciting and rewarding time.

"I’m exceptionally grateful to my Chain of Command and Corps for allowing me the time to undertake this once in a life time opportunity."