Two-time World Cup winner Ben Franks set for coaching debut with Scarlets

Ben Franks played 47 Tests for New Zealand between 2010 and 2015
Ben Franks played 47 Tests for New Zealand between 2010 and 2015
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Scarlets have added two time World Cup winning former New Zealand international Ben Franks into their coaching panel ahead of the 2020/21 season.

With the club already confirming that head coach Brad Mooar and forwards coach Ioan Cunningham making exit from the club, defence coach Glenn Delaney will step up to take in charge of the club with Franks among the backroom staff.

Franks had earlier announced in February that he would end his playing career at the end of the 2019/20 season which is disrupted by the coronavirus crisis.

Having started his career with Canterbury, the 36-year-old featured for Super Rugby sides Crusaders and Hurricanes before joining London Irish in 2015.

He is currently associated with Gallagher Premiership club Harlequins that he joined in 2018 and has made over 50 appearances for two clubs combined.

The 36-year-old's debut for New Zealand came in 2010 and went on to play 47 Tests with his last appearance coming during the 2015 World Cup. He is also among the 21 players in the history of the game to have enjoyed dual World Cup wins when the All Blacks clinched the titles in the 2011 and 2015 editions.

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