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Joe Worsley takes the reins of Connacht's European rivals Bordeaux-Bègles

Fellow Englishman Rory Teague has parted company with the French club after less than a year in the job.

Rory Teague in the post match press conference Rory Teague's spell as Bordeaux-Bègles head coach has come to an end. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

BORDEAUX-BÈGLES HAVE today confirmed the departure of head coach Rory Teague after less than a year in charge.

Following a run of poor results, the 33-year-old has left the Top 14 club by mutual consent.

Former England and Lions back-row forward Joe Worsley, who had been serving as the club’s defence coach, has taken on the top job on a temporary basis.

“Union Bordeaux-Bègles and Rory Teague have ended their work together by mutual consent,” reads a Bordeaux-Bègles statement.

“The club recognise the immense work done by Rory Teague in professionalising the club’s structures and we wish him the best for the rest of his career.”

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Joe Worsley Joe Worsley has taken temporary charge of Bordeaux-Bègles. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Teague was appointed in January when Jacques Brunel left for the France head coach’s role. The former backs coach at Bordeaux-Bègles previously worked as a member of England’s coaching staff under Eddie Jones.

Currently sitting in eighth place in the Top 14, Bordeaux-Begles have lost four of their nine league fixtures so far this season, including a 40-0 trouncing at the hands of Toulouse earlier this month.

They began their European Challenge Cup campaign with a 22-10 defeat away to Connacht in October. The teams are due to meet in their final Pool 3 fixture on the weekend of 18-20 January.

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