Irish rugby legend Maggs joins Bury RUFC

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Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have announced that former Ireland international Kevin Maggs will join the club for the 2017/18 season as Pro-am Rugby Director on a part-time basis.

Maggs, who currently works for the IRFU as part of its new IQ programme where he is a regional talent coach, will combine his new role with his duties at the governing body.

His main responsibilities at The GK IPA Haberden will include coaching, recruitment and game and player analysis.

Speaking about his appointment, the 42-year-old said: “I am delighted to be joining Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club in my new role where I will assist head coach Jon Clarke and the Pro-am Rugby section.

“I will give my full support to fulfil the clubs ambitions moving forward.

“It’s a club with great facilities and huge potential and I look forward to working with Jon and the team on their continued journey.”

Terry Sands, Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club’s Pro-am chairman, added: “With 70 caps for Ireland and a wealth of rugby experience in the Championship and beyond, I feel sure Kevin is going to be of huge help to us as part of our exciting journey.”

Maggs — a former Bath and Bristol player — will join Bury from Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club, where he has held a number of high level positions.