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Falcons promote John Wells to head coach
ESPN Staff
May 13, 2014
John Wells will continue to work alongside Dean Richards © Getty Images
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Newcastle Falcons have promoted John Wells to head coach for the 2014-15 season and have brought in Dave Walder as their attack coach.

With ex-head coach Peter Russell leaving the club, Dean Richards, who remains as director of rugby, has confirmed the make-up of his coaching team for next season. Alongside Wells and Walder, the club have retained the services of defence coach Graham Steadman, scrum coach Micky Ward and skills coach Calum MacRae.

"In the last two seasons Dean and Peter have done a tremendous job of getting Newcastle out of the RFU Championship and ensuring the club secures its Aviva Premiership status," said Wells. "Dave has also come on board and he brings new ideas and a real passion for the club.

"He complements the strengths of the existing coaching team, and together with the experience the squad has gained this season, allied to some quality signings, we intend to be extremely competitive next term."

Newcastle director of rugby Richards added: "I'm delighted to have confirmed the coaching team for next season, and after a tough first season back in the Aviva Premiership everyone is ready to take this club to the next level with this group of players."

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