DONCASTER KNIGHTS: Clive Griffiths returns to head coaching team

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Clive Griffiths has returned to Doncaster Knights as director of professional rugby to help the fight against relegation.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: Clive Griffiths has returned to Doncaster Knights as director of professional rugby to help the fight against relegation.
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CLIVE Griffiths has returned to Castle Park as the Knights’ director of professional rugby, the club has confirmed.

The 58-year-old is inserted into the club’s coaching hierarchy above current director of rugby Brett Davey, head coach Glen Kenworthy and coaches Dougie Flockhart and Tom Luke.

The Welshman was the Knights’ director of rugby for the 2006/07 season and led them to their then highest ever position of third in National One.

Griffiths said: “I am delighted to be back at Doncaster, I enjoyed my last tenure here before it was cut short too early.

“Everything I love about the Club is still here and the future is still very bright.

“I am looking forward to building on the foundations of what the current management have put in place which looks very exciting.

“Our main focus as a Club is to get Doncaster Knights on the rise up the table.”

Griffiths will maintain his part time post of coach of rugby league side North Wales Crusaders in Championship One but has left his consultancy post at Sedgley Park.

He has had spells coaching with London Welsh, Swansea, Newport Gwent Dragons, Worcester Warriors and North Wales RFC.

Griffiths is best known for his role in the Wales national team’s coaching set up which included the 2003 World Cup and the 2005 Six Nations Grand Slam where he was credited for his part in tightening the defensive line.

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