Coney Hill benefit from expert knowledge of backs coach Sean Lynn
CONEY Hill have been benefiting from the extensive rugby knowledge of their backs coach Sean Lynn.
Hartpury lecturer Lynn has worked with a number of leading figures during his time in the county and he is trying to implement everything he has learned at the Gloucester outfit.
It is clearly having a good effect as the Metz Way men, who travel to tenth-placed Marlow tomorrow, have won their last three South West One East fixtures.
After shooting up to fifth, Welshman Lynn hopes his side can continue their improvement further and overtake fourth-placed Swindon, who are only a point ahead.
"Sean Holley, who is now at the Scarlets, first took me to Hartpury and he gave me my first real opportunity," said Lynn.
"I played for Cinderford for about three years under coaches such as Pete Glanville, Andy Deacon and Phil Greenaway.
"I had one season with Mark Cornwell there too and now I'm working with him at Hartpury.
"It's great working with Mark because his attention to detail is incredible and you can see why Hartpury have been so successful.
"I've learned a lot off him because he's very hands-on and Alan Lewis was there at the same time, who is now in charge of the Wales Academy.
"It's nice to keep in touch with Alan now and again and I've been getting a bit of advice from him and I've learned a lot from him."
As well as coaching, Lynn said he is still trying to have a run-out for the team as a scrum-half.
But with the likes of former Birmingham and Solihull and Cinderford nine Paul Knight coming back to fitness, Lynn said he may find his appearances limited now.
"I'm trying to still have a run-out for the team but the reason I went down the coaching route was because I had a bit of a bad back," added Lynn.
"Now I'm just trying to play and train as much as I can but I'm looking at the coaching route more now and taking that more seriously."