Head Coach Greenings sells a dummy and moves to Scotland
The Sri Lanka rugby head coach Phil Greenings will put a full stop to his coaching career with Sri Lanka Rugby with immediate effect according to informed sources. Greenings was assigned as the head coach of Scottish Rugby in the shorter version of the game. He will be also their Programme Manager.
Greenings, the former England Sevens assistant coach and England and British and Irish Lions hooker Having also captained England Sevens, enjoyed coaching success during that two-year stint, helping them to their highest ever silver medal win at the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne in 2006.
Greenings who was then assistant and subsequently head coach at London Welsh between 2008 and 2011 and maintained his links with Sevens by coaching the Samurai International side to victory in the Middlesex International 7s in 2010 and 2011. As well as his duties as head coach, Greening will be responsible for directing, planning and developing Scotland’s overall Sevens programme.
Rizly Ilyas Secretary of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) speaking to the Sunday Times said that Greenings was disappointed that he could not finish off the job he started with the Sri Lanka national team. His main reason to select Scotland was in moving with his family to Asia was a difficult choice as his wife given birth to their first child recently.
Ilyas also said that the good job started off by Greenings will be continued and the SLRFU will be looking out for a coach in the near future. Until then they will bank on one of the local coaches. He also was with full praise for the effort Asanga Seneviratne, President of SLRFU for putting Sri Lankan rugby on a different level and his aim was to bring in to the top three in Asia within three years time.
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