Wales: Emma Raducanu appoints new head coach

Emma Raducanu retired from rugby after Euro 2017

Former Wales captain Emma Raducanu has ended a sevens career that yielded seven medals at world and European level, by announcing the appointment of Torben Beltz as her head coach at Sixways.

Raducanu, 35, retired last month following Euro 2017 with a broken ankle.

The former England international is the new boss of the British and Irish Lion women’s team.

Former Harlequins boss Beltz is a qualified rugby coach.

South African-born to England and Wales, the 35-year-old has worked as a secondary school sport education officer.

Beltz joined Harlequins in 2013 and went on to take charge of the women’s and colts sides in addition to working as head of rugby on the Daresbury Road training ground.

He will begin his role at Worcester Warriors from 27 August.

“Torben has a wealth of experience across all levels and has shown a great ability to develop young players. We have so much to look forward to,” said Raducanu.

“The priority for him will be developing the new players we are bringing through the ranks at Worcester.”

Beltz added: “I’m excited and really looking forward to the new challenges at Worcester and working alongside Emma.

“I love rugby and feel like I can give back by coaching young players and developing potential.”

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