Darren takes over from Steve

Darren Crompton.

Darren Crompton. - Credit: Archant

Weston Rugby Club head coach Steve Worrall has been replaced by Darren Crompton after a poor run of results.

WESTON Rugby Club has reacted after a disappointing start to their National Three South campaign with head coach Steve Worrall and backs coach Jon Bamsey leaving the club.

Former England prop Darren Crompton, who joined Weston in the summer as player/forwards coach, will become interim head coach, with assistant coach Chris Hurd initially also taking on more responsibilities.

Worrall joined Weston in 2011, having been assistant director of rugby with the Royal Air Force, while Bamsey was a centre with the Seasiders before joining Bath in 1986.

Weston won just 11 of their 26 league matches last season and have been defeated in six of their seven starts this season to leave them one place off the foot of the league table.

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“The committee decided we needed make changes to the coaching staff so that we can turn round our season as quickly as possible,” said chairman of rugby Gavin Simpson.

“Both Steve, initially as joint head coach with Paul Redman, and Jon have been great servants of the club for a number of years and we want to thank them and wish them good luck for the future.”

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Crompton began his professional career with Bath in 1993, before moving to Bristol in 1999 after a spell at Richmond. He has played for England Under-16s, captained the Under-18s and the 21s, as well as one senior cap in 2007 against South Africa.

Last season, Crompton was scrum coach with London Welsh when their gained promotion to the Aviva Premiership, before taking up a similar post with Plymouth Albion, which he combined with his role at Weston.

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