London Irish keep their defence intact

London Irish have announced that their Defence Coach Dave Ellis has extended his contract with the Club.

Ellis who ranks among the most highly regarded defence coaches currently working in rugby, originally joined the Exiles on a one year contract last August.

He has now committed to stay with the club until the end of the 2010/11 season and will also continue in his role with France.

Commenting today Dave Ellis said: “I am delighted to be staying at London Irish.”

“On returning to Premiership rugby in England, I wanted to be part of a club that has real determination and ambition, London Irish is one of the most driven teams I have ever worked with.”

“This is something that has impressed me the most since joining and I have no doubt that we are going places.”

London Irish’s Head Coach Toby Booth said: “It is encouraging for London Irish’s future as a top team in the Guinness Premiership that an internationally renowned defence coach like Dave Ellis has committed to the club.”

” It is another sign of this club’s intent to rank among the best in this country and Europe.”

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