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Coaching - Alex Codling

Position Head Coach
Additional Alex Codling joined the club’s coaching staff at the end of the 2015-16 season. He knew the club well from his time at Rosslyn Park, whom he twice led to second place finishes in National 1 during his tenure at the Rock from 2013 to 2015. After he left south-west London following the 2014-15 season coached at Ulster Rugby. Prior to moving into coaching the 42-year-old Codling had an impressive playing career in which he won one cap for England, against Argentina in Buenos Aires in 2002. The Lewisham-born second-row began his career with Richmond then played for Neath before he played for Harlequins, Northampton Saints and Saracens in the Premiership and Montpellier in the Top 14. Codling began his coaching career with Ebbw Vale and while there won the Welsh Coach of the Year. He then joined the London Welsh coaching staff before moving onto Barking as Head Coach and then London Scottish, as forwards’ coach. In 2012 he joined led Rotherham Titans for a season, when he then accepted the post at Rosslyn Park.