The new man at Colchester Rugby Club's helm has big plans for his team.

Anthony O'Riordan is busy preparing for his first season as head coach of the London League division one north side having taken over from Danny Johnston this summer and is setting his sights firmly on making a historic step up into the National Leagues.

He said: "Every coach has to be careful what they state as their ambition when they take over a role but National League promotion is very much in mind."

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