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Newport Gwent Dragons rugby director Lyn Jones

Newport Gwent Dragons rugby director Lyn Jones

Newport Gwent Dragons rugby director Lyn Jones

Newport Gwent Dragons have announced that head coach Darren Edwards has left the Welsh region with immediate effect.

Edwards, a former scrum-half with London Irish, Newport, Bedford, London Welsh and Leeds Carnegie, became Dragons head coach in 2011 following a two-year stint as backs coach at Rodney Parade.

He said: "A fter five seasons, my time with the Dragons has come to an end. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here working with some fantastic players.

"In professional sport it is important that you continue to challenge yourself and develop, and I have decided that now is the time for me to do that."

Dragons rugby director Lyn Jones added: " As a former Newport RFC player, he has brought a lot of experience to the role of head coach at the Dragons.

" Personally, I have enjoyed his company and working alongside him. Everyone at the Dragons wishes him well for the future."