Yorkshire Carnegie have announced that Assistant Coach Francis Cummins will leave the club by mutual agreement ahead of this Sunday’s Greene King IPA Championship clash with Cornish Pirates at Headingley Carnegie.

Cummins joined the club last season on a consultancy basis before becoming a permanent member of Bryan Redpath’s coaching team this season. Cummins current contract expires in May 2016 and with the club unable to offer a longer term deal at this stage, Yorkshire Carnegie have agreed to release Cummins to allow him to look at other options. Redpath will now take sole responsibility for the backs as Head Coach. There are no plans to add to the existing coaching team for the remainder of the season. 
Commenting on the announcement Sir Ian McGeechan said, “We would like to thank Francis for his work with the club over the last eighteen months. At the present time, we are unable to offer a longer deal to him so we have agreed to the request to release him to look at other options. We wish him all the best for the future.”
Yorkshire Carnegie are currently fourth in the Greene King IPA Championship, twelve points behind leaders Bristol. Yorkshire Carnegie are the leading try scorers in the competition with only the league leaders having a better points difference. There are eight games to go in the regular season before the top four play offs to decide the winners of the Greene King IPA Championship. Yorkshire Carnegie are also in the British & Irish Cup Quarter Final and will play Moseley at Headingley Carnegie on Sunday 13th March, kick off 3pm.