West Wales appoint former Crusader to coaching staff

Steven Hughes

West Wales Raiders have announced the appointment of former Crusaders and Wales forward Geraint Davies to the club’s coaching staff.

The club are in the process of appointing a new coaching staff, following the departure of Head Coach Aaron Wood in September by mutual consent.

Davies becomes the third appointment announced by the Raiders, following on from former Wigan Warriors prop Ben Flower, and ex Cardiff Blues player Gareth Davies.

Davies was part of the early Crusaders side that built their way into the Super League. He made 47 appearances for the Crusaders before departing in 2010.

Just before departing, he had a short loan spell at the old South Wales Scorpions side. He made 11 appearances for the club, before moving to France with Limoux Grizzlies.

Following his career, Davies moved into punditry with Welsh speaking channel S4C and BBC Radio Cymru.

A new era in Llanelli

On his appointment, Davies told the club website: “I have been out of the game for a while but am really excited to be back involved. I have been keeping an eye on the Raiders over the years and with Tiff and old friend it’s been a discussion I have had previously.

“But with Ben and Gareth joining it’s the perfect time for me to come on board especially with knowing Ben so well.”

Raiders part owner Peter Tiffin added: “I have known Geraint for a long time and have tried previously to get him on board.

With our appointment’s it a great fit to add Geraint to the coaching team and add the wealth of experience between Ben, Gareth and Geraint.

“Ben, Gareth and Geraint are a fantastic team to have on board and the experience and links they have will help grow the Raiders further.”

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