Purdy's best days ahead of him, says Winter - The Coventry Observer

Purdy's best days ahead of him, says Winter

Coventry Editorial 12th Aug, 2019   0

DIRECTOR of rugby Rowland Winter says outside back Henry Purdy will benefit from regular rugby in New Zealand, ahead of his move to Coventry Rugby in November.

The 25-year-old will arrive from Otago after the culmination of their Mitre 10 Cup season, and names Gloucester and Leicester Tigers under his previous employers, scoring 28 tries in his five seasons playing for the former and helping them win the European Rugby Challenge Cup in 2015.

Purdy worked with head coach Nick Walshe whilst playing for England under-20s, with the pair successfully lifting the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in 2013 and 2014.

Winter says Purdy’s best days are still in front of him, and looks forward to seeing the impact he can make with the club.




“Henry is a talented player and we are delighted that he has chosen to continue his career at Coventry,” he said.

“He is still young and has plenty of rugby ahead of him in his career.


“We’re also happy that Henry is going to be playing in New Zealand over the next few months, where he will get game time under his belt and gain experience of rugby in a different environment.”

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