Aviva Premiership: Gloucester confirm Trevor Woodman as scrum coach
Last Updated: 03/07/14 10:53am
Gloucester Rugby have appointed former player Trevor Woodman as their scrum coach on a permanent basis.
Woodman, who featured for the club between 1995 and 2004, was handed the role in March until the end of the last campaign but has now been awarded a full-time position within new head coach Laurie Fisher's set-up.
The 2003 World Cup winner's appointment follows Wednesday's news that Fisher had taken the head coach position and last month's announcement that David Humphreys would join from Ulster as director of rugby.
Woodman, who won 22 England caps between 1999 and 2004, hopes to help Gloucester improve upon their ninth-place 2013/14 Aviva Premiership finish.
He told the club's official website: "I'm really pleased to be staying with Gloucester."A lot has happened at the club over the past few weeks, but we've added some quality individuals to the coaching team. I'm delighted to be involved.
"No-one was satisfied with how we performed last year, and that's providing extra motivation for everyone as we prepare for next season. We know where we want to be and we're working hard to achieve that.
"I'm particularly looking forward to working with Laurie Fisher, whose background speaks for itself. He's achieved big things wherever he has coached and I think we'll make a good team.
"The squad is looking strong as a whole, but it's now a question of getting everyone to realise their undoubted potential and helping Gloucester to move onwards and upwards."