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“Shaun's attention to detail about where my weaknesses were inspired me to play my best club rugby ever. ” - Matt Dawson MBE World Cup Winner 2003

Shaun Edwards OBE

Shaun Edwards is currently Defence Coach for the French National rugby union.

As Defence coach for Wales Shaun was part of the team that won four 6 Nations trophies including three Grand Slams.Previously, Shaun was Head Coach for London Wasps. Wasps became the first team to win a major trophy in six consecutive seasons an achievement unrivalled in the professional era.

Shaun was the Defence Coach for the 2009 British and Irish Lions.

He was The Guardian’s regular Rugby Columnist from 2007-2013.

Shaun regularly appears as a guest analyst for TV and radio including BBC, Sky Sports, BT Sport and Radio 5 Live.

Before starting his professional coaching career Shaun played rugby league for Wigan in which he became the most successful player in the history of the English game.

He played 36 times for Great Britain as well as playing in the Australian NRL.

Shaun was the inaugural inductee in the Wigan Hall of Fame, and in 1990 he was the recipient of The Man of Steel Award. In 1996, he was honoured with an O.B.E from the Queen for his services to Rugby. And in 2015 he became the 23rd inductee in the rugby league hall of fame.

He is an ambassador for the Joining Jack Charity, Matt Hampson Foundation, Lawrence Dallaglio Foundation and The Wooden Spoon children’s charity of rugby.

Shaun was honoured by his hometown as one of only 6 people to be recognised with a commemorative star in recognition of his contribution to Wigan life.
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