Glenn Delaney appointed new Scarlets head coach

Glenn Delaney appointed new Scarlets head coach

Glenn Delaney has been appointed the new Scarlets head coach for the start of the 2020-21 season.

Delaney is the current defence coach in Brad Mooar’s back-room team and will take the reins when Mooar returns to New Zealand to begin his role with the All Blacks in the summer.

Delaney arrived in Llanelli from New Zealand Super Rugby side the Highlanders and has a wealth of experience in both southern and northern hemisphere rugby.

Born in Christchurch, he had spells playing in Japan and in England and was part of London Irish’s Powergen Cup-winning squad in 2002, making 68 appearances for the club.

He spent seven years as director of rugby at Nottingham before becoming Irish’s forwards coach, head coach and finally head of rugby operations.

Delaney returned to New Zealand to join Mitre 10 Cup side Canterbury in December 2016 and went on to lead the side to a ninth title in 10 years. He was defence coach with the Highlanders before accepting an invitation to join the Scarlets.

Delaney will take charge ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

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