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Shaun Edwards

Shaun Edwards

Defence Coach

Profile Biog
Born 17 October 1966 | Wigan, England
Years Active 2008-Present
Playing Career Wigan Rugby League, Great Britain Rugby League
Coaching Career Wales, British & Irish Lions, Wasps
Coaching Honours Wales (Six Nations Grand Slam and Triple Crown 2008, 2012) (Six Nations Championship 2008, 2012, 2013), British & Irish Lions Test Series Winner (2013), Heineken Cup (Wasps x2), English Premiership x4 (Wasps), Anglo-Welsh Cup x1 ( Wasps),

Shaun Edwards joined the Welsh Rugby Union as assistant coach (defence) on 14 January 2008 and thereafter, Wales conceded just two tries in 400 minutes in winning the 2008 RBS 6 Nations Championship and Grand Slam.

Wales were similarly miserly in the 2012 championship, conceding just three tries, and none at all, in the final three Tests against England, Italy and France.

Across a period in the 2013/2014 RBS 6 Nations, Wales set a new defence record by not conceding a try for 400 minutes.

Edwards made 467 appearances for Wigan, scoring 1,140 points and won the Challenge Cup eight seasons in a row and nine times in all in an illustrious rugby league career. He also won eight championship titles. He played 36 times for Great Britain, scoring 16 tries.

As a coach, his trophy tally at London Wasps included two Heineken Cups, four English Premiership crowns, one European Challenge Cup and an Anglo-Welsh Powergen Cup triumph.

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WRU Staff

Warren Gatland

Head Coach

Alan Phillips

Team Manager

Shaun Edwards

Defence Coach

Rob Howley

Caretaker Coach

Neil Jenkins

Skills Coach

Robin McBryde

Forwards Coach

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

Andrew Hughes

Performance Analyst

Prav Mathema

National Medical Manager

Dr Geoff Davies

WRU National Team Doctor

Mark Davies

Physiotherapist

Angela Rickard

Masseuse

Caroline Morgan

National Squad PA

John Rowlands

Baggage Master, Technical & Equipment Support

Luke Broadley

National Squad Media Manager

Lucy Kember

Soft Tissue Therapist

Marc Kinnaird

Performance Analyst

Gareth Williams

Head Coach: Wales U20

Richie Pugh

Head coach: Wales Sevens

Eifion Roberts

Conditioner

Adam Fuge

Analyst

Geraint Lewis

Skills Coach

Chris Horsman

Skills Coach

Patrick Moran

Physiotherapist

Rowland Phillips

Head Coach & Performance Lead

Hannah John

Team Manager

Nigel Davies

Caretaker Coach

Gareth Jenkins

Head Coach

Scott Johnson

Caretaker Coach

Mike Ruddock

Head Coach

Steve Hansen

Head Coach

Lynn Howells

Caretaker Coach

Graham Henry

Head Coach

Dennis John

Caretaker Coach

Kevin Bowring

Head Coach

Alec Evans

Head Coach

Alan Davies

Head Coach

Ron Waldron

Caretaker Coach

John Ryan

Head Coach

Tony Gray

Head Coach

John Bevan

Head Coach

John Lloyd

Head Coach

John Dawes

Coach

Clive Rowlands

Head Coach

David Nash

Head Coach

Lyn Howell

Team Manager

Rhodri Williams

Conditioner: Wales U20

Richard Kelly

Forwards Coach

Dai Flanagan

Backs Coach

Andrew Bishop

Defence coach

Graham O'Riordan

Analyst

Chris Edwards

Nutritionist

Chris Berry

Analyst

Ben Warburton

Physio

Darren Joy

Team Manager

Julian Widowson

Doctor

Gareth Wyatt

Backs coach

Hugh Gustafson

Paul Stridgeon

Head of Physical Performance

Chris Conway

Kit Logistics

Ciaran Miller

GPS

Matt O'Brien

Assistant Attack Coach

Will Cusack

S&C

John Miles

Senior Physiotherapist

Sam Jones

Analyst

Hanlie Fouche

Soft tissue therapist

Stephen Jones

Attack coach

Wayne Pivac

Head Coach

Jonathan Humphreys

Forwards coach

Byron Hayward

Defence coach

Sam Warburton

Technical Advisor: Defence/Breakdown

Darren Edwards

Head coach

Martyn Williams

Team Manager

Dale Thomas

Mental Skills Coach

Todd Taylor

Performance Analyst

Richard Fussell

Backs coach

Owain Binding

Assistant Physio

Gethin Jenkins

Defence coach

Liam Thomas

S & C

Ciaran Miller

S & C

Gethin Jenkins

Assistanct Coach - Defence

Sam Dodge

Strength & Conditioning

Warren Abrahams

Head Coach

Sophie Spence

Assistanct Coach

Ioan Cunningham

Head Coach

Paul James

Assistant coach

Andy Lloyd

Team Manager

Anthony Carter

Physio

Carwyn James

Analyst

Dr Gareth Jones

Doctor

Gareth Williams

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