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Nigel Saunders assumes the role of JV Head Coach at West Houston Rugby Club

By Brooke Rubens, 10/27/17, 1:00PM CDT


We are excited to announce that Nigel Saunders will be taking on the role of Head Coach of our Junior Varsity team, in addition to his role of Youth & High School President!

Nigel Saunders, has been involved in both local Youth rugby and Katy Lions Men's player development since relocating to Houston in 2011.

Nigel comes with a strong rugby playing legacy. He played premiership level rugby in England for all of his playing career. Nigel captained at County level and represented The South West England squad.

Nigel played internationally for 5 years in Asia and the Southern hemispheres and coached successful Men’s and Youth teams whilst located in Scotland, Thailand and Singapore.

Since arriving in Houston, Nigel has been working with the Katy Lions coaching staff to develop and strengthen the squad.

Involved in Youth rugby for the past 2 years, Nigel has taken the role of President for the West Houston Rugby Club Youth & High School division and now JV Head Coach. Nigel is married to Nok and they have 2 children, Amy, and their son Ben, who is showing great promise as fly half and team kicker for the Grade 7/8 team.

Nigel will be supported by Joseph Monk and William Winkler as assistant coaches. We thank Nigel for taking on this role!