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Rugby: Lewsey moves to Wales

Josh Lewsey takes up his new post at the end of September Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former British Lions & England star Josh Lewsey who stepped down as Chief Executive of the Cornish Pirates earlier this week has been named as the Welsh RFU's Head of Rugby, working alongside Head Coach Warren Gatland.

The 36-year-old, who retired in 2009 after winning 55 caps and making three Test appearances for the British and Irish Lions, will begin his new role at the end of September.

Lewsey said: "I'm delighted to have been offered this opportunity to play a pivotal role in ensuring the strength and well-being of the national sport of Wales. "

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Pirates game on

Cornish Pirates v Bristol - GAME ON

Cornish Pirates' crunch championship home game with Bristol goes ahead following a pitch inspection this morning.

Both teams will be aiming to be one of the top four sides who will contest the promotion play-offs.

The Pirates are currently sixth and Bristol fourth, with just three league points separating the teams. Kick-off at 2pm. Click here for more details

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