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Edwards keen on Dragons role

Guinness PRO12 Editor

14 Mar 2011


Acting Dragons head coach Darren Edwards has revealed he would like the role on a permanent basis.

Edwards saw his side beaten in the LV= Cup semi-final yesterday by Gloucester at Kingsholm but spoke after the game about his desire to drive the Welsh region forward and to remain at the helm of the club.

Edwards, who is also head coach of Wales Under 20 believes the club need to invest in their youth structure if they are to succeed.

"Yes it is a job I want, it is a tough job but a good job,” said Edwards.

"The message to the board is to improve our infrastructure and we will develop these players.

"These young players need exposure and if we bring in players from oversees then how do we expose our young players?

"They would have taken up some of those slots out there against Gloucester and we would never have known how good our boys are.

"We're in a massive transition at the Dragons at the moment and exposing these guys to the game today will help us in the future.

"That foreign player market will not be there for ever and we must make sure we have Welsh players coming through and hopefully our young players will be different in two or there years time."