Birmingham Moseley announce new coaching member for 2017/18 season - The Solihull Observer

Birmingham Moseley announce new coaching member for 2017/18 season

Solihull Editorial 15th May, 2017   0

RUGBY UNION: BIRMINGHAM Moseley has announced Simon Cross will be joining the coaching team in time for the 2017/18 season.

Cross will combine the role of head coach for Birmingham Moseley with his role as breakdown coach at Worcester Warriors.

He joined the Warriors in 2013 as defence coach following a period as head coach of Edinburgh Accies.

During his three seasons at Accies, cross oversaw promotion to the BT Premiership in 2011, guiding them to a fourth place finish in 2013.

During his time coaching in Scotland, Cross also undertook the role of defence coach for Scotland U20s in the World Championships and worked with Gregor Townsend at Glasgow Warriors.

Prior to transitioning into coaching back row, Cross was Captain of Edinburgh Rugby – having moved there from Wasps.

He retired from playing when aged 29 due to injury in 2010.

His playing career saw him play for Scotland Under 19s, Under 21s and appear in the Scottish National 7s team in four tournaments.

He said: “I’m very excited about the season ahead, I get to combine a specialist breakdown role with the Worcester Warriors while heading up a club steeped in history at Birmingham Moseley.

“It will be an exciting season on all fronts and I look forward to challenging players at both clubs with fulfilling their potential.”

Director of Rugby Richard Protherough said: “We are delighted Simon has chosen to join Birmingham Moseley.

“Simon is an outstanding young Premiership coach, with a passion for the game and developing rugby players.

“His experience at Worcester and Edinburgh will no doubt stands him in good stead for his time at Birmingham Moseley and I look forward to working with him.”

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