The Wasps have announced that Neil Fowkes will be joining the club full-time as Scrum Coach.
Fowkes has been the Wasps’ part-time Scrum Coach since the team returned to training in July 2020. He will now be making a permanent switch in the Summer from Nottingham Rugby, where he has been operating as the Greene King IPA Championship side’s Head Coach since 2018.
Before that Fowkes made over 220 appearances for Nottingham in a 13-year playing career for the Midlands side. After retiring from playing the prop forward became Nottingham’s Senior Forwards Coach for seven years, taking his involvement with the Green and Whites to over 20 years of service.
Wasps Rugby Men’s Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “Neil has made a real impact since he came in to work with us last season. He has forged a strong reputation as a quality coach from his time with Nottingham.
“I believe he can continue to add to what we are trying to build here at Wasps.
Fowkes added: “I am thrilled to be joining Wasps full-time. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the coaches and players for the past nine months.
“I have had a fantastic time at Nottingham both as a player and now coach and the club will always have a special place in my heart, but I believe now is the right time for a new challenge.”
Author: Jake Wilkin