Worcester Warriors are today pleased to announce that Backs & Defence Coach Billy McGinty has agreed a new deal at Sixways Stadium.
Ex-Great Britain rugby league star McGinty has signed a contract that will now keep him at Warriors until at least 2012.
Glasgow-born McGinty is a former Wigan rugby league star who represented Great Britain four times, won two Challenge Cups, two Regal Trophies, Premiership and league championships as well as two World Club Championships.
He has enjoyed spells as assistant coach at Wigan and Huddersfield Giants, head coach for Scotland rugby league team and also in rugby union at Sale.
McGinty joined Warriors when the club was elevated to the Guinness Premiership and Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock is delighted that he has now agreed to continue his dedicated service to the Sixways club.
"It really is great news that Billy has decided to extend his stay at Warriors and we are all delighted that he wants to continue to work with the team," said Ruddock.
"Billy is hugely respected by all at the Warriors and his excellent work with our defence has made us a much tougher team to break down than in previous years. Billy's has also been working hard on our backline in order for us to be an even greater threat with ball in hand.
"He is a talented coach, a very conscientious and hard working professional. I'm over the moon that he is able to continue all his excellent work with us."
McGinty's outstanding work on the defensive systems at Warriors has seen the team not concede a try in the almost four hours of Guinness Premiership rugby.
"I'm really pleased to have agreed the new contract as I've really enjoyed my time with Warriors," said McGinty.
"I've seen the club really evolve over the last few years and there is no doubt in my mind that Warriors now has the right blend in the squad, with so many young players coming through the ranks, to be a success and move forward.
"It's also a pleasure to be a part of such a professional, meticulous and thorough coaching staff. We have a fantastic organisation in place, headed up by Mike Ruddock, and the introduction of Tony Windo and Matt Powell to the backroom team has only strengthened that.
"The players are a great team of professionals to work with, who make my job enjoyable, and we are all pulling together to achieve the ambitions and targets of our club."
A late, late penalty try ensured Warriors will take a five-point advantage into the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final as Dean Ryan's men forced a 27-22 win at the Richmond Athletic Ground.
Backs Sam Smith and Alex Grove have been restored to the Warriors starting line-up ahead of Saturday's Greene King IPA Championship semi-final first leg with London Scottish at the Athletic Ground (kick-off 1.45pm).