Kieran Hallett: Plymouth Albion appoint Cornish Pirates fly-half as backs coach

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Kieran Hallett
Kieran Hallett started just one game for Cornish Pirates between mid-November and the end of last season

Plymouth Albion have appointed Cornish Pirates fly-half Kieran Hallett as their new backs coach.

The 31-year-old is the first backroom appointment by new head coach Dan Parkes, and will combine his coaching duties with playing.

Hallett has just left Cornish Pirates after four years with the Penzance-based Championship club.

He spent three years as an Albion player between 2008 and 2011 before having a season at Nottingham

"He's just finished 10 years in the Championship playing at 10, and even though he's only 31 he's had a lot of experience," Parkes told BBC Sport.

"He can control the game well and has a great boot on him so with his experience and his keenness to his first coaching role he'll do well.

"He hasn't got to play, if he thinks there's a younger 10 he can go to, he can have a go as well."