Welsh Rugby
White to leave Wales position
ESPNscrum Staff
December 3, 2010
Craig White,  Wales national team performance manager, April 18 2005.
Craig White will leave his job with Wales in January © Getty Images

Physical performance manager Craig White will leave his position with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) in January.

White, who previously worked with Ireland, Wasps and Leicester Tigers as well as undertaking two tours with the British & Irish Lions, is moving to Thailand to study for a doctorate in nutrition and health.

He joined the Wales staff as fitness coach in June 2008 before being promoted to his current position. His duties will pass to head strength and conditioning coach Adam Beard.

"Craig White has made a huge contribution to Welsh rugby which has helped the squad achieve excellent fitness and conditioning levels," Wales coach Warren Gatland said.

"Craig has also been instrumental in helping us restructure our systems and structures in alignment to the four Welsh regions which is another important factor in our continued improvement.

"I know he is sorry to be leaving before the Rugby World Cup, but Craig is not the sort of man who would want to remain in place after he has decided that his career focus lies elsewhere."

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