Duo return to the Exiles
Everitt and Richards handed coaching roles
Last Updated: June 28, 2012 6:52am
Barry Everitt and Peter Richards have returned to London Irish as part of Brian Smith's coaching team.
Everitt, the club's record points scorer, will offer his expertise with the boot as kicking coach, while former England international Richards will work with the scrum halves.
Everitt, who scored 1,762 points in 169 appearances for the Exiles, will also link-up with new forwards coach Glenn Delaney again - with the duo having been part of the 2002 Powergen Cup-winning side.
He said: "I enjoyed seven years as a player at London Irish and I'm thrilled to be returning to the club in a coaching capacity.
"Tom Homer is an outstanding talent and has a tremendous kicking game as do new recruits Ian Humphreys and Shane Geraghty. I look forward to working with the guys when I join."
Richards spent two successful playing spells with Irish and was capped 13 times by England.
He said: "I am delighted to be returning to London Irish. It is where it all started for me as a player and the springboard for my career. I'm looking forward to working with the scrum halves and helping to develop their games further."