Wales coach Edwards to return to league with Wigan
Wales defense coach Shaun Edwards will return to rugby league as Wigan Warriors head coach in 2020, the English Super League club said on Wednesday.
The 51-year-old Edwards, one of the most decorated players in Wigan history before moving to rugby union, will take over at his home-town club on a three-year contract after fulfilling his commitment to Wales at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
"He is an inspirational figure, a born leader and a winner at everything he has turned his attention to."
Edwards played as scrumhalf and flyhalf for Wigan from 1983-97, helping the club win 37 major trophies including eight consecutive Challenge Cups.
Edwards joined the Wales coaching staff where he has worked under head coach Warren Gatland, helping them win the Six Nations title in 2008, 2012 and 2013. He was part of the British and Irish Lions coaching the team on the 2009 tour to South Africa.
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