Shaun Edwards sets his ultimate goal: ‘to be part of No1 team in the world’

There are plenty of occasional winners in sport, people who get lucky on a particular day. Then there are a precious few, like Shaun Edwards, who win so often it becomes their personal default setting. The other day Wales’s defence coach was counting the major trophies he has won since he first represented Wigan at ... More

Edwards is world’s best – Dawson

Edwards and Gatland have renewed their coaching partnership Dawson, who played at Wasps for Edwards and Wales coach Warren Gatland, says Wales have secured a massive coup. "With Warren and Shaun you get defence, structure, discipline and, ultimately, you will get trophies," Dawson told the BBC's Sport Wales ... More

At its best sport can generate a sense of wonder… and we should never let that disappear

Twenty One years have passed since Danny Blanchflower died. He was a wonderful footballer and, in his later years, a captivating journalist. Yet he will be chiefly remembered for one observation. ‘The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It’s nothing of the kind,’ said Danny. ‘The ... More

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards purrs over record 250 tackle count in what could be his RBS 6 Nations sign-off

If Saturday night’s victory over Ireland does prove to be Shaun Edwards’ final RBS 6 Nations hoorah in Cardiff, then the former rugby league man could not have picked a finer evening to bow out. The Wales defence coach is out of contract after the World Cup and his players delivered a tackling masterclass at ... More

Shaun Edwards looks to bow out on a high with Wales

Wales look set to part company with the architect of this remarkable victory after their defence coach gave the strongest hint yet that he will leave after the World Cup. Edwards, along with most of Warren Gatland's back-room staff, is out of contract later this year with a shake-up looking increasingly likely ... More

Fear of failure spurs Shaun Edwards

There have been a couple of buzzwords about rugby lately that have been curiously unavoidable. They have popped up in discussions on England, been central to observations on Wales, Matt Dawson was on national radio emphatically announcing their value and Danny Cipriani, England's putative No 10, couldn't stop talking about ... More

Wales defence provides perfect testimonial for emotional Shaun Edwards as he seeks new challenges

If this is to be Shaun Edwards’ last Six Nations campaign as Wales defence coach, which he hinted it might well be, then this will be his calling card for future employers. The seemingly unstoppable green machine met its match in a red wall forged brick by brick by Edwards. Even if Wales’s total tackle count ... More