BANBURY Bulls star Alex Caviezel Cox has been appointed their new strength and conditioning coach.

The youth product, who will continue to play for the South West 1 East outfit, started the role as part of the club’s return to rugby programme, which began on Tuesday.

Bulls are not set to begin full pre-season for another few weeks.

Caviezel Cox said: “We’ve seen lots of other clubs start early with their pre-season, however we’ve averted that to help avoid player burn out before the start of play.

“I’m hugely excited to get started with the new role whilst still playing to the best of my ability.”