Former Plymouth Albion prop Wayne Reed joins Brickfields coaching team

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Plymouth Albion head coach James Shanahan has added former team mate Wayne Reed to his coaching team.

42 year old Reed, who is still playing for Credition, joins Albion as a part time scrum coach. During his four seasons at Albion, Reed was part of two promotion winning sides.

Reed who has representative honours with Devon, England Counties and the Barbarians is currently the RFU Community Coach for North Devon.

Speaking about the appointment Shanahan said, “We have been struggling a bit in the set scrum and Reedy has come in to share his expertise.

“Wayne is an Albion legend and knows all the dark arts of scrummaging. We aren’t expecting miracles but I know we will improve with his input.”

Reed said, “The current Albion squad are a great bunch of lads but what they need is a little bit of direction at scrum time.

“Scrummaging has always been a big part of my game and hopefully I will be able to pass on my knowledge.

“My task is quite simple and involves getting all eight forwards doing the same thing at the same time.”