Leinster Rugby can this morning confirm that Head of Fitness Dan Tobin will join Gloucester Rugby ahead of the 2016-17 season as their new Head of Strength & Conditioning.  

Tobin, who will move to Kingsholm at the end of the current campaign, has a BSc in Sport Science and Health and completed an MSc by research in speed and power in rugby union players at University College Dublin.
He then spent two years working as a Strength and Conditioning coach with the Dublin senior football team and also represented Ireland as a 400m sprinter before taking up a position with Leinster in 2006.
He initially held the position of Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach for four years before being appointed in a similar role with the senior team. In 2012, he was promoted to the role of Head of Fitness.
Commenting on the move, Tobin said, “It’s been an extremely difficult decision to make having spent ten great years at Leinster Rugby. I’ve grown and progressed alongside a lot of the players in the club during that time and I will always have a strong connection to Leinster.

“However, at this time I feel it’s the best decision for me and my family to take on a new challenge. I would like to thank Leo, the staff and all the players for my time at the club and wish them every success into the future.

“More immediately, our attention is firmly focused on winning a Guinness PRO12 title this season which will be a massive and exciting challenge for us over the next couple of weeks and all my energy will go into our game against Ulster on Friday week.

“It’s going to be a new challenge at Gloucester, something that will be good for me at this point of my career. Having spoken to David Humphreys, there are big plans in place for Gloucester, it’s an exciting prospect and I’m looking forward to getting started.”
Everyone at Leinster Rugby wishes Dan and his wife Jean the very best of luck with the move to Gloucester Rugby.