London Irish confirmed today (17th June) that Assistant Coach Richard Whiffin is leaving the club with immediate effect.

Richard joined London Irish in 2005 as an analyst and progressed to become Head of Analysis and most recently Assistant Coach.

Confirming Richard’s departure, the club’s Chief Executive Bob Casey said, “The harsh reality of relegation is that we have to adjust our resources to those that can be sustained in the Championship.  Richard has been a valued part of the rugby support staff for eleven seasons and we’re particularly sorry to see him go.  On behalf of the Board and all at the club, I would like to thank him for his hard work over the years. We wish him and his family well for the future.”

Commenting on his career at London Irish, Richard Whiffin said, “It is with regret that my time at London Irish has had to come to an end. I have experienced some amazing times and worked with some exceptional people and players, but the time is right for me and my family to pursue a fresh challenge.

“I would like to thank all the players for their hard work and professionalism, the management for the opportunities given and all the fans for their continued support throughout my tenure at the club.  I have no doubts that the club will bounce back to the Premiership immediately and move forward to greater things”

London Irish will confirm details of its coaching arrangements for the 2016/17 season in due course.

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