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Shaun Edwards endorsed as part-time defence coach of London Irish

The Welsh Rugby Union has publicly endorsed Shaun Edwards’ new appointment as one day a week defence coach of London Irish.

It will keep Shaun at the very cutting edge of the game at a domestic level, as did his prior arrangement with London Wasps and that can only of benefit to Wales.

– WRU Spokesperson

Edwards, who signed up to be Wales assistant coach (defence) up to and including the 2015 Rugby World Cup last year, has been an integral part of the national squad and has played a key role in two RBS 6 Nations Grand Slams as well as helping his adopted nation to the 2011 RWC semi-finals.