TYNEDALE Rugby Club has appointed former Newcastle Falcons player Ben Woods as rugby director.

The new man will fill the void vacated following the departure of Scott Lawson, who left the club earlier this month to take up a new post at St Andrew's University in his native Scotland.

Woods brings with him an impressive CV, having coached at Durham and Loughborough universities, and serving as Gloucestershire U20 head coach.

Lawson will assist with the transition, to help Woods settle into his new role with Tynedale.

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