Shaun Edwards signs new Wales contract through to 2019

Assistant coach Shaun Edwards has signed a new four-year deal to stay on with Wales to the 2019 World Cup

Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards has signed a new four-year contract, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.

The deal will take Edwards, who has been part of Warren Gatland's Wales coaching team since 2008, through to his third World Cup in Japan in 2019.

"Shaun has shown great loyalty to Wales since he came into the role back in 2008 and as the squad prepare for their next campaign and looking further ahead to the next four-year cycle it is important they have the structure and resources in place," WRU group chief executive Martyn Phillips said in a statement.

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