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Gloucester sack Director of Rugby Nigel Davies

By TristanCork  |  Posted: May 12, 2014

Nigel Davies, after the key defeat to Bath earlier this season

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Gloucester Rugby have sacked their director of rugby Nigel Davies after a disappointing season at Kingsholm.

The Premiership side’s chief executive Stephen Vaughan said it had been a ‘tremendously difficult decision to reach’, to part company with the 49-year-old former Wales international.

Davies was appointed to manage the Cherry and Whites two years ago, after four successful years at Scarlets in Wales.

They bagged a Heineken Cup spot after finishing fifth in his first season in charge last term, but this year has been a different story. The team finished ninth in the league and won just eight out of 22 league games in a season which ended in disappointment with a close defeat at relegated Worcester on Saturday.

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“It has been a tremendously difficult decision to reach,” said Mr Vaughan. “Nigel is a man who I personally have come to like and respect very much during my time at the club.

“However, playing performances and results during 2013-14 were a big disappointment to everyone at the club, As a result, the board has decided that the future interests of the team would be best served with a different individual in charge of team affairs,” he added.

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