With Henry Paul at the helm, Jebel Ali Dragons would be unwise to organise Coaches v Players games

Given the wealth of expertise within the coaching staff at Jebel Ali Dragons, they probably rarely indulge in anything as prosaic as playing scratch games of touch at training.
Jebel Ali Dragons head coach Henry Paul gives a talk during training at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Jebel Ali Dragons head coach Henry Paul gives a talk during training at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Given the wealth of expertise within the coaching staff at Jebel Ali Dragons, they probably rarely indulge in anything as prosaic as playing scratch games of touch at training.

If they did, they would be unwise to play Coaches versus Players. It just might shred the confidence of those tasked with actually running out to play the serious matches ...

Henry Paul, head coach

Former England Test player, who won the IRB competition at the 2006 Dubai Sevens.

Jonny Macdonald, backs coach

Abu Dhabi-born and raised, he played in the Sevens World Cup for Arabian Gulf and was later selected for Scotland sevens.

Jamie Clarke, strength and conditioning coach

Capped by the UAE in the past, the flanker has captained both Abu Dhabi Harlequins and Doha.

Andy Buist, forwards coach

A former professional in the English Premiership with Newcastle Falcons, before a knee injury ended his career.

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Published: September 21, 2016 04:00 AM

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