The Ellis Rugby David Ellis Podcast Episode 2 with Special Guest David Ellis former France 6 Nations & Rugby World Cup, Gloucester, Racing Metro, Castres, Brive, Lyon and London Irish Defence Coach
David Ellis’s Career in Rugby
Dave Ellis began his career in rugby league, including spells at Castleford Tigers, Doncaster, Keighley Cougars and several spells as player coach in Australia in North Queensland.
Following a highly successful spell at French Rugby League club U.S. Villeneuve he was appointed assistant coach at the Superleague franchise Paris Saint Germain. Then working alongside the legendary France Rugby Union captain Jacques Fouroux he was persuaded to switch codes and turned his attentions to coaching in the 15-a-side game when he joined Racing Club de France in 1999.
He went on to become defence coach for the France national side in 2000, a role he held for 11 years. During that time he won the Six Nations five times (including three Grand Slams) and helped mastermind France’s famous victory over New Zealand in the 2007 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals before reaching the Rugby World Cup final four years later in New Zealand. In addition, Ellis worked with the All Blacks during the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour and coached Tonga for two years between 2012 and 2014.
During his career he has held coaching roles at Gloucester and London Irish in the Premiership, as well as coaching in the Top 14 in France with Racing, Bordeaux, Castres, Brive and Lyon.
Listen to the Ellis Rugby David Ellis Podcast
A great interview where David shares his experiences and knowledge of international rugby, living and coaching in France. The best team he ever coached. His favourite playing shirt. And the young player he tips for stardom. A compelling listen.
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