Former Rotherham Titans favourite Lee Blackett takes charge at Wasps

Former Rotherham Titans favourite Lee Blackett takes charge at Wasps

By David Beddows | 11/02/2020

Former Rotherham Titans favourite Lee Blackett takes charge at Wasps
Lee Blackett during his time at Rotherham.

FORMER Rotherham Titans player and coach Lee Blackett has been appointed interim head coach at Premiership Wasps.

It comes after after the announcement the Coventry-based club's director of rugby Dai Young is to "step back" from first-team duties for an unspecified period.

Blackett (37) has been with Wasps since arriving from Rotherham 2015.

A product of Titans' Academy, Blackett was one of the Titans' most consistent players after breaking through to the first team, going on to make nearly 70 appearances for the club and being honoured with the role of captain at just the age of 23.

As coach, Blackett twice led Rotherham to the Championship play-offs, describing it as one of his "proudest achievements."

He steps up to the lead role at Wasps after five years as attack and backs coach.

Wasps' club statement said: "Director of Rugby Dai Young will be stepping back from first-team duties for an interim period.

"Lee Blackett will step up to interim head coach. Further announcements will be made in due course."

Blackett's first game in charge will be away to Leicester on Saturday.