NLD U18/20 & Senior Representative Rugby Team – Season 21/22 & 22/23

We are pleased to now be able to share with the CB the restructured Management Teams for the NLD Representative programs, following an extensive interview and selection process, encompassing 28 applicants, in which the representative management team interviewed all candidates via Zoom. Below are the successful applicants.

NLD U18 Management Team

Manager: Adrian Taylor

Head Coach: Phil Eggleshaw

Assistant Head Coach: Chris Campbell

Backs Coach: Adam Gallagher

Forwards Coach: Garry Woodcock

Assistant Forwards Coach: Paul Shoebridge


NLD U20 Management Team

Manager: Graeme Gunn

Head Coach: Matt Derbyshire

Backs Coach: Scott Johnson

Assistant Backs Coach: Peter Haskell

Forwards Coach: Matt Vassey


NLD Seniors Management Team


Manager: Luke Gray

Head Coach: Nathan Eggleshaw

Assistant Head Coach: Ben Wade

Backs Coach: Will Garnett

Forwards Coach: Sam Bignall

Skills Coach: Roy Reeve


Head of Representative Rugby, Karl de Groot said; “Both myself and Rhuari are extremely delighted to have met and appointed such a high calibre of individuals from across the CB as a whole. We had several core aims, which included a level of inclusivity perhaps beyond anything we had done before and to ensure that the approach was one which provided some continuity both now and in the future across the whole representative program, ensuring that no program operates in a siloed way.”

“We have appointed what we consider to be a blended mix of experience and youth from a succession planning perspective, with many of the successful candidates either working in current performance environments such as Universities/ DPP Programs, or have themselves played or managed in these professional environments previously. We are absolutely made up with the appointments and wish everyone associated well for the future.