Hill fears for Davies' Sixways future

By Geoff Berkeley 24/04 Updated: 30/04 11:37

HEAD coach Richard Hill has cast doubts over whether Worcester Warriors will be able to cling on to in-demand forwards coach Phil Davies.

The Sixways boss' right-hand man, who has previously held the top job at Leeds, Llanelli Scarlets and Wales u20s, has been hotly tipped to take the vacant director of rugby post at Cardiff Blues.

And Hill has revealed the lure of the job with the Pro12 League side could tempt Davies, who has been at Warriors since 2010.

"It is one of the top jobs, but whether he wants to step into that role, I don't know. It is a big old job to do, but for somebody it is a great role," Hill said.

"It is not actually going to happen yet, but it is difficult to prevent somebody potentially following a career if they have got such a good job as that coming up. And I think the view of all of the people attached to the club is that it is not ideal at all for us at this moment in time, but can you hold someone back if it is such a great job opportunity?

"He lives in Wales anyway so it is a good fit but I think now it is between Cardiff and the board here to see whether they agree to that move."

Hill, who is looking to bring in an attack coach in the summer, also admitted it would be a big loss to the club if Davies was to leave.

"I am sure it will be a blow because he has worked very closely with the players and the forwards get a really affinity with him," Hill added.

"Phil has been excellent. I brought Phil in because I have known him for many years and he and I work well together.

"Ideally you wouldn't want to make as many changes as that to the coaching team, but we will see. I haven't got to make it at the moment because Phil has got two years on his contract here at Worcester so that will be a decision for the board."

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