Wasps ready to kick start their season

London Wasps Kicking Coach, Rowly Williams, to continue in his role with the club throughout 2008/09.


Completing Ian McGeechan’s pedigree coaching set up, Rowly Williams will continue to work with the 1XV, Academy and Academy Apprenticeship squads, helping to develop Wasps kickers in strengthening their tactical, technical and goal kicking capabilities.

Entering into his fourth season with the club, Rowly’s efforts were clear both and off pitch last season as Wasps topped the Guinness Premiership’s kicking poll’s, recording the highest percentage ratio – Dave Walder with 85%, the highest percentage return for a kicker – Danny Cipriani with 75%, as well as the greatest number of conversions within the league.

On the news of Rowly’s continued service with the club, McGeechan said; “I am delighted that Rowly will continue to work with Wasps next season.

“His dedication to developing our players has paid dividends over the last three seasons and he has helped us to develop not only some great individual performers, but added strength to the squad as a whole.”

Rowly said; “I’m delighted to enter into a fourth season with Wasps. It is a great club to be a part of both on and off the pitch and I am looking forward to the challenges of yet another season.

“It is extremely rewarding when you are able to watch young players like Danny Cipriani develop into one of the brightest fly halves in the Premiership and see Dominic Waldouck take his kicking game to the next level, whilst of course witnessing fantastic kicking displays on the biggest of stages as we saw with Mark Van Gisbergen in the Guinness Premiership Final.

“The success of these players is really a credit to their skill and hard work and we are fortunate at Wasps to be surrounded by a squad who are so focused and dedicated.”

As well as working with Wasps, Rowly will work with Super League side Wigan Warriors next season, continuing in his dual club-share role – a relationship Head Coach, Brian Noble was keen to cement after Pat Richards completed the 2007 Super League as leading points scorer and goal kicker.



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