Bath Rugby has announced that England scrum coach Neal Hatley will join the Premiership club next season.
He will take on the role of forwards and defence coach after the conclusion of England’s Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan later this year. Sports fanatics are booking Rugby World Cup Tickets online. Neal Hatley will return to the West Country Club where he spent 4 years as the first-team coach.
Hatley was named England’s scrum coach on the national side in April 2016. He was part of the coach’s last 35 test matches in which England won 26 wins, 8 losses, and one draw. Highlights include outdoor series wins in Australia (2016) and Argentina (2017), as well as a Six Nations title (2017).
Under Hatley’s tutelage, a number of leading rowers made their debut on the national team. Then became regular players in test matches for England, including Alec Hepburn, Ben Moon, Ellis Genge, Kyle Sinckler and Harry Williams.
Eddie Jones England’s men’s head coach said, “Neal has been a great national coach for us since arriving in 2016 and has continued to develop as an excellent young English scrum coach.”
He is going with our blessing to join Bath Rugby after the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year and will be a great asset to the club. But in the meantime, he has an important job to do alongside other national coaches to make England the best-prepared team for the World Cup.
Hatley played 193 Premiership matches as part of London Irish and Bedford and was captain of the England Saxons in their 2007 Churchill Cup triumph. He then became Academy Director at London Irish.
Born in Chorley, Lancashire, he grew up in South Africa. He attended Dale College Boys High School in King William’s Town and had a successful career at the Currie Cup and Super Rugby. He also played for the University of Natal.
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