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Chiefs’ Steenson Set For Dual Role

Chiefs’ Steenson Set For Dual Role

Fly-half Gareth Steenson has confirmed he will combine his playing duties at Exeter Chiefs with a coaching role at Plymouth Albion. The 35-year-old has been at Sandy Park for over a decade and played a key role in helping the Chiefs win the Premiership title in 2016-17.

Steenson has gone on to become their record points-scorer and will continue to be in the plans of coach Rob Baxter’s plans for the upcoming Premiership campaign. However, he will also take on an assisting coaching role with National League One side Plymouth, where he will help to oversee and develop the team’s attacking play at the Brickfields.

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Steenson told the Chief’s website: “This is a great opportunity for me. “It’ll be great to work with the guys in Plymouth and get to know them. The last time I actually played against Plymouth would have been about ten years ago. I always remember them as being a tough side.

“Continuing to play at Exeter and coaching at Plymouth fits the bill for me. It’s great to be a player, but this is a fantastic opportunity to be in a different environment and taking on a coaching role.

“I think being a player gives you a good understanding of the game. Everything has changed since I started playing rugby. “I’m not sure about my coaching style – I’ve only ever had two or three coaches so I’ve been quite lucky. It’s about me coming in and helping out and sharing my knowledge.”

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