Wales Under-20s coach Mark Jones joins Ospreys coaching team

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The Ospreys have appointed former Wales wing Mark Jones as their new defence coach.

Jones is one of the best up and coming coaches in the game and will leave his position as Wales U20s boss to assist Toby Booth at the Ospreys.

The 43-year-old has extensive coaching experience at the Scarlets, Crusaders, Worcester Warriors and as interim attack coach of Wales.

“I can’t wait to get started,” said Jones. “There’s a talented group of boys here, with some incredible young prospects that I’ve already had the pleasure of working with.

“I’m truly excited for the opportunity to help drive the defensive strategies of the Ospreys and I’m looking forward to contributing wherever I can towards the team being the best team it can be.”

Jones will replace Darren Edwards as defence coach, and will hope to help the Ospreys move up the United Rugby Championship table.

“We believe Mark’s experience in different environments will be invaluable for us. His tenure as the Crusaders Defence coach certainly caught our eye,” said Booth.

“Defence is a key area of improvement for us and we are looking forward to working with Mark to improve this area of our game.

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