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Spike Rainford to step down as Cornish All Blacks' head coach

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: February 18, 2014

By Bill Sobey @billsobey

Spike Rainford to step down as Cornish All Blacks' head coach

Cornish All Blacks head coach Spike Rainford

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Cornish All Blacks head coach Spike Rainford has declared his intention to stand down from his position at the National League Two South club.

Rainford, who was appointed head coach in May 2012 as successor to former head coach Tony Roques, will continue in his current role only until the end of the current season.

The Launceston club finished seventh in his first season in charge, utilising many of the second-team and younger players he helped coach in his previous position as second-team coach.

His side are currently 11th in the Two South table, but with at least a game in hand on many of their rivals after recent postponements due to bad weather.

Rainford recently started a new job and said he would be unable to put the same number of hours into his duties at the club.

“It’s just the time commitment side of things,” said Rainford. “I informed the club’s committee on Monday night and I had more talks after training [on Tuesday night].”

Rainford said he has been very grateful for his time in charge of the first team and will still help out during his free time.

He added: “I would definitely like to thank the club, the players and all the supporters who have all been magnificent over the past two seasons.”

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