Ian Edwards

  • Three Year Anti-Doping Ban For Edwards

    UK Anti-Doping have confirmed that a Welsh rugby player has been suspended from all sport for three years following an anti-doping violation. Christopher Edwards, 29, committed two violations for the possession and use of anabolic steroids and is banned from all competition until 27 April 2017. Edwards plays for Tredegar, who finished bottom of WRU League Two East last season. Information regarding the offence was provided by a member of the public and Edwards' failure to promptly admit wrong-do...

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  • Edwards Stays With WRU

    Shaun Edwards will be retained as the Wales national squad assistant coach for at least the next four years, the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed today after concluding negotiations to re-sign their highly sought after defence coach. Edwards will remain at the side of head coach Warren Gatland up to and including the 2015 Rugby World Cup and, under the new deal, will now also be a part of the WRU National Academy system. "I concluded negotiations with Shaun over the weekend and am extremely pleased...

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  • Edwards to Join the Exiles

    London Irish have announced today that Wales' defence coach, Shaun Edwards will be joining the club's coaching team. He will start work after the Wales tour to Australia. BrIan Smith also announced today that he will be stepping back up to a more hands on coaching role to run the team’s attack. Edwards started his rugby union coaching career at London Wasps in 2002 as backs coach and became an integral part of the coaching team that guided the Club through one of its most successful periods. W...

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  • NZRL's Hayton Resigns

    New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) chair Reon Edwards has announced the resignation of CEO Alex Hayton. “Alex has been a great servant to the game over the last decade and has seen through a number of major milestones in his time as both CFO and CEO. “The discussions leading up to his decision to leave have been entirely amicable.” After 10 years’ service with NZRL, Hayton said he’s looking forward to a new challenge. “We’re starting a new World Cup cycle which coincides with our 2018...

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  • RPA Announce Board Appointments

    The Rugby Players' Association (RPA) has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors and two new Restart trustees. Harry Keogh and Joe Ryan will assume the roles of non-executive directors whilst Jeremy Beard and Simon Vaughan-Edwards will become trustees of Restart, the official charity of the RPA. Having served as a non-executive director of the RPA for over 10 years, Bill Page will stand down from the position with current non-executive director Vic Luck also stepping down fr...

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  • Scrumsmart in Austria

     Over 100 players from four different countries attended a session of Scrumsmart at the inaugural Rauris International Rugby Festival near Salzburg in Austria. The festival, the brainchild of Rhino Rugby director and former Great Britain rugby league team manager, Abi Ekoku, was sponsored by AustrIan Chalets. It featured various sides from the host nation, including an AustrIan development squad, which played an international invitation XV. A women’s tournament was held for sides from Aust...

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  • Supplier Apologises Over Challenge Cup Balls-Up

    The RFL has received an apology from Valpro, the company that supplies the balls used for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup draws, after a mishap during the sixth round draw on Monday evening.The number 10 became detached from one of the balls used during the draw, which was conducted by Shaun Edwards and Nathan McAvoy. Valpro apologised for the mistake, with a statement reading: "Valpro would like to issue an unreserved apology for the manufacturing defect which resulted in number 10 becoming detac...

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  • St Helen's Loss

    St Helens rugby league club have announced a loss of £250,000 for 2006. Chairman Eamonn McManus expressed his disappointment, adding that progress on the new stadium is the only sure resolution to the long-term financial stability of the club. He said: “2006 was a year of unparalleled success for the club on the field. However, this was not adequately reflected in the commercial performance of the club. This was most disappointing. In the pursuit of headline-grabbing revenue increases, not en...

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  • Nick Walshe appointed new RFU National Acadamy Coach

    Bedford Blues Assistant Coach Nick Walshe, 36, has joined the RFU Elite Rugby Department as a National Academy Coach to replace Leeds Carnegie bound Diccon Edwards. Walshe will assist with the England Under 20 squad alongside Head Coach Rob Hunter. The U20s enjoyed a successful 2010/12 season, winning a 6 Nations Grand Slam and finishing second at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship. Before joining Bedford, Walshe began coaching part time at a local Bath club, Old SulIans, laying the foundati...

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  • Moulsdale Becomes Crusaders CEO

    ... – a role which he held alongside his playing duties. Now, after announcing his retirement from his on-field role, Moulsdale has been appointed as CEO and joined the board of directors. Speaking about the development, North Wales Crusaders chairman, Ian Edwards, said: “This announcement will probably not come as a surprise. “When Andy took the general manager’s job on a part-time basis at the start of last season, it was always the intention that all being well, once he finished playing,...

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