Senior Men's Rugby Union
The leading rugby union college in East Yorkshire for aspiring players.
Meet the coaches
Director of Rugby
Our rugby academies are led by Mike Umaga, our Director of Rugby. Mike is a former professional rugby union and rugby league player who represented Samoa in two World Cups.
With more than 20 years of coaching experience, Mike has a vast knowledge of player development, having coached across junior age groups, national, championship and premiership leagues as well as internationally and is a Level 4 coach.
With Mike's extensive contacts throughout the rugby world, students have been able to explore playing pathways both in the UK and abroad.
Tony Penn comes with a wealth of playing and coaching experience. He is a former Taranaki, Wellington Hurricanes and New Zealand Maori representative, who played at loose head prop.
Following his playing career, Tony went on to work with his home province, Taranaki, as Forwards Coach whilst also working with the Waikato Chiefs Super Rugby franchise as part of the then Head Coach, Colin Cooper's, skills coaching team.