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Voice• Wales defence coach targets final and ‘taking it from there’• Edwards says he lacked the right experience for Wigan jobShaun Edwards has spoken for the first time about his decision not to become Wigan’s coach after finishing his 12-year stint with Wales in union as well as the prospect of joining France’s revolution after the World Cup.
Shaun Edwards looks beyond Japan to World Cup success with France in 2023
Edwards made a verbal agreement last year to join Wigan – the club where he enjoyed considerable success as a player – but changed his mind in April, after Wales had won the Grand Slam. The Welsh Rugby Union then offered him a new contract but he turned it down because it contained a break clause after two years.

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