Newcastle Falcons: Dean Richards to step down as director of rugby

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Premiership side Newcastle Falcons have announced that Dean Richards will end his tenure as the club’s director of rugby.

The former Harlequins boss joined the Falcons in 2012 after his suspension for his role in ‘Bloodgate’ had ended and led them back into the Premiership at the first time of asking.

He has spent 10 years at the Falcons with the highlight undoubtedly coming during the 2017/18 season where they qualified for the play-offs.

Punching above their weight

Richards consistently helped Newcastle punch well above their weight considering the financial disparity between them and the rest of the league.

Head coach Dave Walder will take over from the 58-year-old but Richards will remain in the North East in a part-time consultancy role.

Meanwhile, the Falcons have also announced Toby Flood and Nick Easter will leave, with Worcester Warriors confirming the latter’s appointment.

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