Leeds Confirm Back and Key new Coach and Director of Rugby

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Leeds Confirm Back and Key new Coach and Director of Rugby

Post by DCATsOLDMAN » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:39 pm

http://www.leedscarnegie.co.uk/news_46E ... 2750D5.htm

First part of the equation confirmed.

Best of luck to both of them.

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Post by Rizzo » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:57 pm

It's officially confirmed on this site's homepage now.

http://www.tigers.co.uk/29_11403.php
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Post by Rubymint » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:06 pm

Thank goodness for that....

I'm sure Backy will be happy there (Not that he was never cheerful here.....) :smt005 :smt005

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Post by Gonzo » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:09 pm

All the very best to both of them.

Trying to secure a return to the premiership for Leeds will be a serious challenge and they will undoubtedly relish it.

Whatever happened with Backy and Marcelo, I hope Neil makes a terrific success of his coaching career. I wish a few more of the 2003 RWC winning squad would get involved in coaching. Some, of course, have taken the easy media money, but the next generation of players should get the chance to learn from members of England's most successful side.

Thanks for everything Neil. The dedication and commitment you showed over so many years is hugely appreciated.

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Post by Bill W » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:20 pm

Thank you Lord.
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Post by Daveyboy » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:24 pm

So it's true then.

Neil Back is my favourite player of all time. His achievements as a player are, in the true sense of the word, legendary. I wish him the very best of fortune.

His international playing career did not get off to a flying start as the Powers-that-be thought him too small and unsuited to the job but perhaps his coaching career will blossom in the same way, once it is recognised what his attributes are.

After some time cutting his teeth at Leeds, I would like to hope that his coaching career is as long and successful as his playing one.

Cheers, Backy. Thanks for the memories. :smt023

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Post by Pete » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:49 pm

As I said before, it's a win, win, win situation.

A win for Backy, as I'm sure he will be very successful at Leeds.
A win for Leeds, in obtaining the coaching services of such a great former player.
A win for Tigers, because the new head coach, whoever it is, can bring in his own back-up team.

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Post by fleabane » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:59 pm

Best news for ages! I don't think that either have done the job for Tigers this season. Any chance Back might offer a job to Cockerill?

No excuses now for Tom not to appoint a top coach who wants to bring his own team.
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Post by smalldell » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:00 pm

Yes I wish Back and Key all the best.

They have both been terrific servants to the club, but amputation was needed..

I am surprised Cockerill is still in his berth though, I hope he can be a productive member of the new coaching setup...

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Post by dailywaffle » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:24 pm

Gonzo wrote:All the very best to both of them.

Trying to secure a return to the premiership for Leeds will be a serious challenge and they will undoubtedly relish it.

Whatever happened with Backy and Marcelo, I hope Neil makes a terrific success of his coaching career. I wish a few more of the 2003 RWC winning squad would get involved in coaching. Some, of course, have taken the easy media money, but the next generation of players should get the chance to learn from members of England's most successful side.

Thanks for everything Neil. The dedication and commitment you showed over so many years is hugely appreciated.
Seconded.

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Post by hughes » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:05 pm

:smt006 All the very best,you will always be a true LEGEND at this Club! :smt010
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Post by Tiger Eye » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:14 pm

Wow! That was unexpected - well, to me it was.

All the very best to them.
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Post by Iain » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:11 pm

Best of luck Backy, true Tigers legend. Wish you every luck in Leeds... except against us!

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Post by tigerfeet13 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:21 pm

:smt006 Good luck Backy and Key.

Both have been great servents of this club. I'm sure all Tigers fans wish you both all the best.

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Post by ronnied » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:26 pm

Just wanted to wish the boys well, thanks for the memories and good luck at Leeds.
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