RALPH Smith has taken over as Wallingford’s new head coach.

The utility back replaces Stuart Mount and plans to combine his role with playing.

Smith will be assisted by lock/back-row forward Jermaine Webster, who will also have a playing role, and a new coach, Jason Roberts.

Wallingford, who finished tenth in Southern Counties North last season, will begin their campaign at home to Aylesbury on Saturday, September 13.