Army win against Navy at Twickenham Credit Alligin Photography Date 30042022.jpg
Can the new head coach lead the Army to the same success they had in 2022? (Picture: Alligin Photography).
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Army Rugby Union appoint new senior men's head coach

Army win against Navy at Twickenham Credit Alligin Photography Date 30042022.jpg
Can the new head coach lead the Army to the same success they had in 2022? (Picture: Alligin Photography).

Army Rugby Union have announced their new interim senior men's head coach for the 2022/23 season.

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Osman has been appointed and tasked with retaining the Inter Services title that they won at Twickenham Stadium against the Royal Navy.

The Royal Artillery Officer takes over from Mal Roberts, who stood down from the role at the end of last month.

In an illustrious military playing career, Lt Col Osman played in the centre position for the Army and also represented the UK Armed Forces team (called the Combined Services at the time) against the Barbarians.

He has also had success as a head coach within the Army at corps level.

His Artillery team won four championship titles in five years from 2016-2020 while his work as Director of Rugby for the Army saw him oversee their U23 Inter Services triumph last season.

Lt Col Osman told the Army Rugby Union website: "It is a genuine honour to be offered this opportunity, and a significant challenge, to continue Mal Roberts's outstanding legacy with Army Rugby.

"I am very much looking forward to immersing myself into the senior men's squad this season and assisting in our preparations to retain the Inter Services.

"Sport is a massively important part of our organisation, and I will take great pride in developing and supporting our soldiers' talents and experiences in the coming months," he added.