Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Former professional rugby player joins RGS coaching staff

Former professional rugby player joins RGS coaching staff

Our distinguished rugby teams have been bolstered by the appointment of a former professional player who has joined the coaching staff.   
 
John Benson, who enjoyed spells at Leeds Tykes, Rotherham Titans and Doncaster Knights, has been taken on as Head Coach of our Under 15s and will also act as Assistant Coach of the Under 12s and 13s.
 
As an ex-professional, John brings with him wealth of knowledge and experience and knows first-hand what is required of students to achieve their sporting goals.
 
Speaking about his appointment, former fly-half John, said: “I’m excited to be joining an already established and successful group of players and staff, and I am looking forward to seeing how far I can take the players in my first year. 
 
“The facilities at RGS are second to none, even attracting attention from professional teams, which means we are in the position to be able to develop our players in different ways, both on and off the pitch.
 
“Combining all this with my knowledge as both a player and coach, I am confident I can help the team reach its potential.”