Limerick's Sean Scanlon takes on player-coach role at Nottingham Rugby

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Limerick full-back Sean Scanlon takes on player-coach role at Nottingham Rugby

Limerick man Sean Scanlon has signed as a player-coach with English Championship side Nottingham Rugby next season

LIMERICK-BORN full-back Sean Scanlon has been confirmed as a player-coach with English Championship side Nottingham Rugby for next season.

Thirty year-old Scanlon joined the Green & Whites from Doncaster Knights in the summer of 2017, having previously spent three seasons with fellow South Yorkshire side Rotherham Titans. 

The former Munster star played a crucial part in their play-off campaigns in 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Nottingham currently sit in seventh place in the Greene King IPA Championship table behind leaders London Irish.

Scanlon has also worked as head coach of English Midlands 2 East (North) league side Dronfield RUFC in Derbyshire this season.

Sean Scanlon said he was delighted to be remaining at Nottingham Rugby in a player-assistant coach role next season.

“I’m really pleased that I’ll be wearing a Green and White jersey again next year and I can’t wait to get started in my new role as a coach.

“There is a real togetherness in our squad and I am excited about what the future holds for our boys.”

Scanlon started his rugby career with Munster, making a PRO12 try-scoring debut in December 2011 against Connacht, and also being part of the province’s 2012 British & Irish Cup winning squad.

Ear-marked as a special talent from a young age, Scanlon spent two seasons in Munster’s Sub-Academy after leaving Crescent College Comprehensive, before moving onto training and development contracts with the province.

A series of impressive displays with Munster’s ‘A’ side led to his competitive debut against Connacht. 

Scanlon also featured for Munster in their pre-season games at the start of the 2012-2013 season, scoring a try against La Rochelle.