Patrick Horgan taking break from Neath RFC
ASSISTANT coach Leigh Davies will take charge of Neath's game at Stirling County on Saturday as head coach Patrick Horgan is "taking a break" from the club.
This weekend's British & Irish Cup tie in Scotland will be Davies's second match at the helm, after Horgan offered his resignation before last Saturday's defeat at Bedwas.
Neath bosses have yet to accept Horgan's resignation, and they are currently in discussions to resolve the former Neath and Llanelli scrum-half's future.
"Leigh's taken over as head coach now, so we're looking forward to working under him," said Neath wing Elliot Jones.
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"I get on with Leigh and he's doing a good job, so I'm looking forward to it.
"Pat said he's taking a break from Neath and that's fair enough.
"As far as we're concerned, coaches change all the time.
"You just get on with the rugby without worrying about what goes on in the background."
After winning five of the last eight Principality Premiership titles, Neath's run of five defeats from their first seven fixtures this season has come as a surprise.
But the Welsh All Blacks will travel to Scotland on Saturday hoping a change of competition can allow them to rediscover their form.
"It's a big difference compared to what Neath is used to," Jones said of their start to this term.
"Leigh's taken over at The Gnoll, so looking into that, it's a fresh start for us.
"As far as I'm concerned and as far as a lot of the boys are concerned, we just want to concentrate on what happens on the pitch.
"Events over the last few weeks have taken away from that.
"We're looking forward to letting the rugby do the talking."