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Gavin Dovey calls stumps on RFU role

27 December 2010

  • Dovey set to leave RFU for new role with Cricket Australia
  • It’s been an extremely tough decision to make – Dovey
Gavin Dovey

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The RFU has announced today that England Team Operations Manager Gavin Dovey will be joining Cricket Australia (CA) as Team Manager for the Australian Cricket team next April after the 2011 RBS 6 Nations.

Dovey has worked in his current role for the last 15 months after spending two and a half years as the RFU anti-doping officer.

Dovey said: "It’s been an extremely tough decision to make as I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Martin Johnson, the coaches, staff and all of the players.

"The RFU has been a fantastic employer and given me some excellent opportunities for which I’ll always be grateful but the opportunity to contribute to and be part of the Australian Cricket team and return home was one I couldn’t turn down and it’s the only role I would have left the RFU for. I’d like to wish Martin and the squad every success for the future and at RWC 2011."

I'd like to wish him all the best – Johnson

England Team Manager Martin Johnson said: "Gavin has proved to be an invaluable and integral member of the England management and he has been well liked and respected by everyone associated with the squad. On behalf of everyone involved with the Senior England EPS I’d like to wish him all the best in his new role."

Elite Rugby Director Rob Andrew said: "Gavin has made a huge contribution to the Senior England squad and the Elite Rugby Department. He will be missed and I’d like to thank him for the all of his help from both of his roles at the RFU over the last three and a half years. We will aim to announce a successor to Gavin once the RBS 6 Nations has been concluded."