Howley to help remember former Crymych captain

PITCHING IN: Wales assistant coach Rob Howley. PICTURE: Huw Evans Picture Agency, Cardiff

PITCHING IN: Wales assistant coach Rob Howley. PICTURE: Huw Evans Picture Agency, Cardiff

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WALES assistant coach Rob Howley will lead a training session at Crymych rugby club this evening (Tuesday) in memory of a former club captain.

Glyndwr Richards died after becoming trapped in a trench on the site of a housing development in Letterston in June, 2012.

He was a former captain, coach and club steward at the rugby club and was highly regarded in the community.

The Wales and British and Irish Lions backs coach, and renowned former international scrum-half, is lending his knowledge and expertise as part of a fundraising campaign for Richards' family, with proceeds from the training session and a host of other club fundraising activities going towards daughters Megan and Lowri Richards' educational fund.

"This event has been expertly organised by Gary Evans, a local business man and close friend of Glyndwr's," said club secretary Gordon Eynon.

"We are honoured to be welcoming Rob Howley to Clwb Rygbi Crymych in memory of our beloved former coach and captain.

"The players and coaches are really looking forward to it and we hope that all the rugby fans from the surrounding area will come along to see Rob in action and to help support such a worthy cause."

Crymych kick-off their SWALEC Division one West campaign with a visit to Carmarthen Athletic on Saturday and they will be eager to pick up some tips from Howley, who led Wales to RBS 6 Nations Championships glory in 2013 whilst Warren Gatland was on Lions duty.

Tonight's training session begins at 7pm.

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