Richard Wigglesworth appointed as Attack Coach at Ealing Trailfinders
Ealing Trailfinders is delighted to announce that Richard Wigglesworth has joined the club as Attack Coach.
The scrum-half has been coaching on a part-time basis this season and will continue with the West Londoners for the 2019/20 campaign.
The 35-year-old brings a wealth of experience, winning five Premiership titles as well as two Heineken Champions Cup trophies throughout a highly successful career.
Wigglesworth will coach the Trailfinders on a weekly basis whilst he continues to play at the top level with Saracens and England.
This season he broke the all-time Premiership appearance record by taking to the pitch for the 266th time, over taking Steve Borthwick’s long standing achievement.
He came through the Sale Sharks Academy and made over 100 appearances for them before joining Saracens in 2010.
Wigglesworth has also represented his country on 31 occasions including in the recent Autumn internationals against Japan and Australia. His England career also includes two Rugby World Cups in 2011 and 2015.
The scrum-half is looking forward to another year of coaching at Trailfinders Sports Club.
"I'm delighted to be able to continue working with Ealing Trailfinders again next season. I've loved taking my first steps in to professional coaching and I'm very grateful to the club for being so accommodating of my playing commitments whilst giving me a great opportunity.
Both the staff and players have been a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to pushing on again next year with such an exciting group of players."
Director of Rugby Ben Ward is thrilled to add such vast experience to his coaching team.
“Wiggy’s rugby CV speaks for itself and to have someone of his stature is massive for us. The players have enormous respect for him and he has already made a seamless transition in to coaching which is a great asset for the club.”