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Chris Black

Chris Black

Biography

Chris Black joined the Yorkshire Carnegie coaching staff during the 2015-16 season having worked with Leeds Rhinos since 2013 as the first team Assistant Conditioner.

He comes with plenty of experience having worked with Super League side Castleford Tigers and with the England Youth Rugby League side. At Castleford he assisted with the first team and oversaw the whole Academy strength and conditioning programme. Prior to this he had a brief spell at Headingley Carnegie as an intern with Carnegie and the Rhinos.

He was born in Bessbrook Co Armagh, and studied for an MSc in Strength and Conditioning from Salford University. His role at the Rhinos involved being responsible for the physical well being and the strength, power and fitness development of the first team squad members. He will monitor GPS data to regulate and prescribe weekly and daily training loads and will also provide nutritional support for the players.

Having moved across to Yorkshire Carnegie in October 2015 to replace Ryan Clayton, he is now responsible the training programme for the first team squad, providing tailored workouts to maximise each players’ potential and improve their strength, speed and agility, power, nutrition, recuperation, and rehabilitation.

Away from work his spare time is dominated by his interest in sport and keeping fit and healthy and so enjoys having a go at playing football, tennis and golf.

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Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
1 London Irish London Irish 20 19 0 1 712 290 422 96 40 14 1 91
2 Yorkshire Carnegie Yorkshire Carnegie 20 15 0 5 619 461 158 84 59 12 3 75
3 Ealing Trailfinders Ealing Trailfinders 20 12 1 7 584 427 157 72 53 7 3 60
4 Doncaster Doncaster 20 12 0 8 514 424 90 68 49 9 1 58
5 Jersey Reds Jersey Reds 20 11 0 9 459 451 8 56 54 7 7 58
6 Cornish Pirates Cornish Pirates 20 9 2 9 559 497 62 70 66 8 7 55

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