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Edwards re-signs with Wales as England miss out


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Article Published: Monday 14 November 2011


Former London Wasps coach Shaun Edwards has re-signed with Wales until the end of the 2015 Rugby World Cup ruling him out of contention for England.

Edwards was linked with a move to the England coaching set up in 2008 but Wales moved quicker and the same has happened this year as Edwards was again linked with Edwards.

Edwards will again assist Wales head coach Warren Gatland and will also work with Wales U20, U18 and U16 teams.

WRU chief Roger Lewis began initial talks with rugby league great Edwards in New Zealand after it was announced he was parting company with Wasps.

"It was more than apparent through the extraordinary coverage in the UK press that Shaun was in considerable demand from many quarters and there were many options open to him in this country and in Europe," Lewis told Wales Online.

"He smartly went off to New York last week just to get out of the country because he was quite literally being bombarded.

"I kept in touch with him daily out there and concluded matters positively on Saturday.

"Im delighted for Welsh rugby, Im delighted for the team of coaches weve got and Im delighted for Shaun.

"He has proved himself as a coach at the very highest level and we know what huge respect and affection he is held in not only by the players but also by the Welsh rugby public.

"Our whole focus must be building on that and looking to the future. That is why the appointment of Shaun Edwards is so important."

Whilst confirming that Edwards had signed a new deal the Wales Rugby Union also revealed that, "Under the terms of the contract Shaun will be released one day a week, save test match weeks, to work with an English Premiership club." said Lewis.

"However I have also negotiated the opportunity for Shaun to also work at times with Welsh Premiership clubs, which is particularly exciting for this level of our game."

 
 
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