Former Whites skip­per in charge at Felin­foel

Llanelli Star - - RUGBY AND RACING -

FORMER Swansea skip­per Sam Kiley is the new coach of Felin­foel RFC.

The ex-lock is em­bark­ing on a new chal­lenge af­ter hav­ing spent 13 sea­sons with the All Whites.

He re­places Mike King, who has left the Llanelli club af­ter two suc­cess­ful cam­paigns and is now in charge at Car­marthen Ath­letic.

Kiley has big shoes to fill at Felin­foel, with the club hav­ing clinched the One West ti­tle for the last two sea­sons.

But they have twice suf­fered play-off agony as they chased a place in the WRU Cham­pi­onship.

But Kiley brings with him a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence, hav­ing cap­tained Swansea for six sea­sons and played for Wales at un­der-19 and un­der-20 level.

“I can’t wait to get started,” he said, as he re­vealed the news via Twit­ter.

Back-rower Jor­dan Evans has re­turned to Felin­foel af­ter a stint with Llan­dovery, while Carl Ed­wards is back fol­low­ing a spell with Bynea. Loose­head prop Sean Lee is an­other to have put pen to pa­per for the sea­son. El­liot Dawe and Jo Hutch­ings have left for Cham­pi­onship side Nar­berth, while tight­head Gareth Havard has moved to Llanelli.

Sam Kiley.

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