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Jones and Humphreys to assist incoming Wales head coach Pivac

Wayne Pivac will be assisted by Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys when he starts his reign as Wales head coach next year.

Pivac, who will replace Warren Gatland after the Rugby World Cup in Japan, on Wednesday added the two former Wales captains to his staff.

Jones currently works under Pivac at the Scarlets and Humphreys is assistant coach of Glasgow Warriors, but the pair will move on at the end of the season.

Neil Jenkins and Paul ‘Bobby’ Stridgeon will retain their positions on the Wales coaching staff when Gatland departs.

Pivac said: “I’m delighted with today’s announcement. We are bringing in two hugely experienced, quality Welsh coaches to our set-up in Stephen and Jonathan and have secured the services of both Neil and Paul which is vitally important,

“The WRU have been forward thinking with their planning and recruitment for post RWC 2019 and this has allowed me to bring in and secure the coaches we wanted.

“Stephen and Jonathan are hugely respected not only for what they did on the field as players but in their careers as coaches and I’m delighted to have them as part of our team.

“They will bring a huge amount of experience, excitement and passion to their roles.

“It is fantastic that both Neil and Bobby will be part of the team going forward. They are both very well respected across the world game, possess huge international experience and will be an important part of our plans going forward.

“We are ahead of schedule with our appointments with more to be made but it is great we are able to confirm where we stand at the moment.” News wire is powered by opta

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