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Mike Forsahw

Mike Forshaw

Defence coach

Profile Biog

Mike Forshaw was appointed to Warren Gatland’s backroom team as defence coach respectively at the beginning of 2023.

Forshaw joined Wales from Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks where was defence coach since May 2013.

Wigan-born Forshaw, a former dual-code player who was capped by England and Great Britain in rugby league, worked with Warrington and Wigan in Super League and had previously spent three years coaching with Connacht including helping the Irish province make its Heineken Cup debut in 2011.

In his playing career Forshaw represented Wigan, Wakefield Trinity and Leeds Rhinos before a short stint in union with Saracens. He returned to league with Bradford Bulls before finishing his playing career with Warrington Wolves.

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WRU Staff

Warren Gatland

Head Coach

Neil Jenkins

Assistant Coach – Skills

Huw Bennett

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

John Ashby

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach / Nutritional Support

Ryan Chambers

Sport Scientist: Wales

Jon Williams

National Team Nutritionist

Rhodri Bown

WRU Head of Performance Analysis

Prav Mathema

National Medical Manager

Dr Geoff Davies

WRU National Team Doctor

Caroline Morgan

National Squad PA

Marc Kinnaird

Performance Analyst

Richie Pugh

Head coach: Wales Sevens

Eifion Roberts

Conditioner

Adam Fuge

Analyst

Patrick Moran

Physiotherapist

Nick Wakley

Assistant Coach

Hannah John

Team Manager

Lyn Howell

Team Manager

Rhodri Williams

Strength & Conditioning

Chris Edwards

Nutritionist

Chris Berry

Performance Analyst

Paul Stridgeon

Head of Physical Performance

Matt O'Brien

Head Coach

John Miles

Senior Physiotherapist

Hanlie Fouche

Physiotherapist

Jonathan Humphreys

Assistant Coach – Forwards

Byron Hayward

Head coach

Martyn Williams

Team Manager

Dale Thomas

Mental Skills Coach

Todd Taylor

Performance Analyst

Ciaran Miller

S & C

Ioan Cunningham

Head Coach

Andy Lloyd

Team Manager

Richard Whiffin

Assistant coach

Chris Conway

Kit Logistics

Richard Owen

Jo Perkins

Physio

Conor Dunleavy

Physio

Robin Sowden-Taylor

Strength & Conditioning

Craig Everett

Defence coach

Shaun Connor

Breakdown coach

Will Precious

Analyst

Carys Moggridge

Physiotherapist

Sam Hobbs

Forwards coach

Ben Stirling

Senior Physiotherapist

Darren Joy

Kit & Logistics Co-ordinator

Alex King

Attack coach

Mike Forshaw

Defence coach

Jonathan Thomas

Contact area coach

Callum Niblett

Analyst

Jane West

Physio

Marc Breeze

Set-piece Coach

Phil McArdle

Kit custodian

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