Booth tops wanted list to re­place Wil­son

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BATH head coach Toby Booth has emerged as a sur­prise tar­get for Cardiff Blues in their hunt to re­place Danny Wil­son for next sea­son.

Wil­son an­nounced in Septem­ber that he was leav­ing the Welsh re­gion with Northamp­ton and Wasps in the run­ning to sign him up.

The PRO14 side have been look­ing at a list of po­ten­tial re­place­ments and Blind­side un­der­stands that for­mer London Ir­ish head coach Booth is top of their wanted list.

Booth has been at the Rec since June 2012 when he ended a seven-year spell with the Ex­iles, where he was for­wards coach be­fore step­ping up to the head coach role.

Sources say there has been no ap­proach as yet made to Bath, but Booth is very much some­one that the Blues are in­ter­ested in speak­ing to.

For­mer London Ir­ish head of rugby op­er­a­tions Glenn De­laney is an­other that the Blues are con­sid­er­ing for the role.

But De­laney, cur­rently Can­ter­bury head coach in the Mitre 10 Cup, is due to take up a two-year con­tract to re­place Scott Robertson as High­landers de­fen­sive coach.

Andy Robin­son, who has been out of the game since leav­ing Bris­tol a year ago, is an­other name to be linked with the job in Cardiff.

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