LAW firm Blythe Liggins is following the Rugby World Cup in Japan more closely than most because of its close connections with the Wales forwards coach and former international hooker, Robin McBryde.
Richard Moon, head of Blythe Liggins’ sports law department, said Mr McBryde had been a client for nearly two decades and everyone at the Leamington-based firm were cheering for him and Wales in their exciting victory over Australia.
“He had a stellar playing career with Llanelli, Scarlets and Wales before becoming the forwards coach for the national team. I was able to help him with negotiating his employment contracts throughout his transition from player to a successful coach,” said Mr Moon, who played at scrum half for Cambridge University, Barbarians and England and whose brother Rupert was scrum half for Wales.
Mr McBryde, who was also Wales’ interim caretaker head coach when Warren Gatland took the 2013 British and Irish Lions to Australia, said: “It is imperative that whatever sport you are involved in that you get the right legal advice when entering into professional sporting contracts. Richard has always been there for me to handle and negotiate my various employment contracts and he has a keen eye for detail. I look forward to catching up with him after the World Cup.”
Mr McBryde, who recently came to Warwickshire to play cricket for Mr Moon’s Chairman’s XI at Ashorne, will be joining Leinster as an assistant coach after the Rugby World Cup ends next month.