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Richard Webster to leave the Cardiff Blues

4th June 2007

Cardiff Blues can confirm that assistant coach, Richard Webster, will be leaving his part-time post at the end of the season.

Webster, who joined the Blues in the 04/05 season is leaving the region to become the Head Coach at his former club Swansea RFC.

Speaking of the news, Cardiff Blues Chief Executive Robert Norster said:

“Richard has contributed greatly to the development of our forward efforts in his time with the Blues and we wish him the very best of luck in a new role at his home city club. He has worked particularly hard in his time with the team combining as he has the forward coaching role with his off-field business interests. He leaves with our good wishes and will retain many friends here at the Arms Park. We thank him for his contribution and wish him well in all he undertakes both on and off the field of play.”

Webster had a distinguished playing career with Swansea and Wales and also toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions in 1993, before moving north to play rugby league. He returned to rugby union once the game went professional and won the Heineken Cup with Bath in 1998. He later returned to south Wales to play for Bridgend before taking up a coaching post with them.