It was good to watch the England rugby team produce such a strong performance against Italy this weekend. From a personal perspective, I particularly enjoyed seeing Dave back among the England coaches! He was sat to the left of Martin Johnson. What Dave lacks in height, he makes up for in sun tan!
He has been out of the England frame for a while now (although Jonny Wilkinson continued to work with him) exploring other sporting arenas and applying the fruit of his Phd. His research into 'performing under pressure' and his diverse coaching portfolio adds value to his insights into contexts which require performance under pressure.
Originally Dave coached Jon Webb and Stuart Barnes. He then worked closely with Rob Andrew and went with England to the World Cup in 1995. He was part of the coaching staff for the squad who eventually won the World Cup in 2003 but was 'cleared out' under Andy Robinson's reign as head coach.
I think he will make a valuable contribution as he joins up with the current England coaching team. His research and experience would surely be a helpful addition to any team who want to get better at what they do.