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RUGBY: Lawrence and Churcher take charge at Penryn
PENRYN’S new coaching set up has been announced ahead of the 2014/15 season kick-off.
Russell Lawrence and Marek Churcher were unveiled on Sunday as the pair who will take control of first team matters at The Memorial Ground.
Lawrence will take the role of head coach while Churcher will be his assistant.
They will take charge of their first training session on Tuesday when the players return for pre-season.
Speaking to the Packet, Lawrence said he has a good idea of what he wants to see happen under his rule.
He said: “I have a very clear set of ground rules.
“I am more than happy to work with players regardless of their ability as long as they have got the right attitude.
“If I don’t find that attitude in the players, then this relationship will not work.
“We haven’t set any targets for the season yet as I have not seen what the boys in action yet, so in the mean time my focus is to come in and lay down the right culture and ground rules for the team.”
The 48-year-old Yorkshireman said he was excited by the challenge of taking over coaching duties at Penryn, which will be his first time he has taken charge of a team in Cornwall since moving to the Duchy in 2007.
“I’m quite intrigued by it all,” Lawrence said.
“My rugby coaching background centres around Yorkshire and since coming to Cornwall I have not had a coaching role like this one.
“So I was quite intrigued to be approached by the club to take over the coaching there.
“I’m neither a young coach looking to bolster his CV or an old experienced hand,but I am happy to be given the chance.”
The club’s first Tribute Western Counties West Division fixture of the season will be at home to Sidmouth on September 6.
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