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Heartbeat Sports Tigers Rugby Club is set to make a push across all its rugby with major signings in their coaching set up.

Aaron Persico, with over 50 Test Caps and 2 World Cups under his belt as a player, is a major signing for Tigers. The New Zealand national of Italian heritage played for Italy debuted in 2000. During this time he competed at the 2003 & 2007 World Cups and was capped 5 times for the Barbarians. Persico has played professional in New Zealand, Italy, Britain and France including 73 Heineken Cup matches. Persico has also been involved with the New Zealand High Performance Academy.

Jaime Clarke has also joined Tigers as a coach. Clarke, who is no stranger to gulf rugby captained both Abu Dhabi Harlequins and Doha in his career and debuted for the UAE National side in 2011.

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Aaron Persico (left) and Jamie Clarke (Right)

Heartbeat Sports Founder Shane Thornton says;

I am super excited to welcome both Aaron and Jamie to Tigers. Both were wonderful players and bring a wealth of experience and coaching skills to Tigers. Both of them were known across their careers for their hard tackling and excellent ruck work. I expect that all our teams will instantly improve with those two working with them. We continue to grow our club offering our players the highest level of coaching in the region. Both will be coaching across all age groups. I personally love watching a 56 Test international coaching our Under 6s. International rugby is hard but those Under 6s are ruthless if you show any weakness.

You can catch the Tigers Rugby Club this Friday when they take on the Dubai Sharks in the UAE Conference B5 Final fixture which kicks off at 3:00pm at Sports City ground.

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