Trevor Woodman: Gloucester keep scrum coach in backroom reshuffle

Trevor Woodman
Woodman coached at Wasps before returning to Gloucester in March

Former England prop Trevor Woodman has signed a new deal to remain as Gloucester scrum coach.

Woodman, who played for the Cherry and Whites between 1995 and 2004, was initially given a short-term deal in March until the end of the season.

But the 37-year-old will now stay on at Kingsholm to work alongside incoming director of rugby David Humphries.

Former Ulster boss Humphries has also appointed Laurie Fisher, John Muggleton and Nick Walshe to his staff.

Fisher arrives from Super Rugby side Brumbies as head coach, while former England U20s boss Walshe will work as backs coach and ex-Australia rugby league international Muggleton as defence coach.

Gloucester's coaching changes
2013-14 season2014-15 season
Nigel Davies - director of rugby David Humphries - director of rugby
Paul Moriarty - defence coach John Muggleton - defence coach
Trevor Woodman - scrum coach Trevor Woodman - scrum coach
Andrew Stanley - forwards coachAndrew Stanley - forwards coach
Mike Tindall - player/backs coachNick Walshe - backs coach

"I'm really pleased to be staying with Gloucester," said ex-Wasps coach Woodman, who won a World Cup winners' medal with England in 2003.

"A lot has happened at the club over the past few weeks, but we've added some quality individuals to the coaching team.

"I'm particularly looking forward to working with Laurie Fisher, whose background speaks for itself. He's achieved big things wherever he has coached and I think we'll make a good team."

Humphries was brought in to replace Nigel Davies, who was sacked in May after a poor 2013-14 campaign in which the club finished ninth.

Woodman and forwards coach Andrew Stanley have been kept on the staff following Davies' departure, while Gloucester have yet to announce the future of former England captain Mike Tindall, who worked as a player-coach last season.