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Dave Francis

Kris Stafford


Yorkshire U15s 2004 -06

Yorkshire 18s    2007 -2010

North Division 2010 – 2014

Rotherham Titans Senior Academy Coach 2003 -  2007

Doncaster Knights Senior Academy Coach 2007 – 2010

Yorkshire Terriers Coach on 4 Tours   2 as Head Coach

Other experiences include working with Scandinavian and National Governing Bodies, in developing Coach Education. Countries included Norway and Sweden


 RFU Level 3 Coach

 RFU Educator

 RFU Mentor

 RFU Licensed Senior Rugby Developer

 RFU Safeguarding Trainer


Currently Chair of Yorkshire Coach Development

MSc Sports Coaching

RFU Level 3 Coach

RFU Educator

Rugby Development Officer at Leeds Beckett University

Otliensians RUFC Head Coach - winners at Twickenham 2018

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Anthony Posa

Anthony Posa was 'born' into rugby quite literally as he was the son of well known Auckland no.8 Joe Posa. Back in the amateur day, with his mother working, he was taken to massive rugby games (for example against the British & Irish Lions of 1971) with his father as a baby. So he was always destined it seems to be in a rugby environment. After attending one of the most successful rugby schools in New Zealand in Auckland Grammar, Anthony represented the Auckland province at various levels before getting the chance to travel the globe playing in countries such as Italy, Japan and the land of his grandparents - Croatia. Due to this ancestry, Anthony played for the Croatian National team over 50 times, including numerous World Cup Qualifiers, as well as playing in the 2000 & 2001 World Series 7s.

From Croatia, Anthony ended up playing semi professionally in Scotland for the GHA club, where he met his Scottish wife. 19 odd years and 3 children later, Anthony has progressed from senior player to player coach, to head coach and so on; with perhaps unprecedented success. He took Beverley from Yorkshire 2 to National 2 with four successive promotions. Doncaster Phoenix went from Yorkshire 1 to National 3 with back to back promotions. Created the Doncaster Knights Academy (alongside the local college/university), where local talent could study and play rugby 'full time' - again with successive promotions in the BUCS league. The success has not been confined to Club level, with his National County Championships with the Yorkshire Under 20s now numbering eight, including the last five years in a row - as well as Coaching internationally with Croatia whenever his club commitments allow.


Croatia National Team - Attack Coach

Croatia National 7s - Head Coach

Yorkshire Under 20s Head Coach 2007-2019 (National Champions EIGHT times)

Doncaster Knights Academy - Director of Rugby 2013-2017

North of England Under 20s Head Coach

University of Sheffield - Head Coach/Director of Rugby


Coached professionally since 2000

GHA (Scotland)

Beverley RUFC

Biggar (Scotland)

Doncaster Phoenix

Bradford & Bingley 

Rotherham Titans


11 promotions!




RFU Level 3 Coach

RFU Coach Educator

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