Darren Edwards

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Darren Edwards
Date of birth (1974-03-25) 25 March 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Maesteg, Wales
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–1997
1997
1997–2000
2000–2001
2001–2006
2006–2008
Saracens
Bedford
London Welsh
Newport
London Irish
Leeds
1
3
71
6
123
37
()
Teams coached
Years Team
2010
2011-14
2014-
Wales-u20
Newport Gwent Dragons
Bath
Correct as of 28 Feb 2014

Darren Edwards (born 25 March 1974 in Maesteg, Wales) is a former rugby union player. A scrum-half, he was a member of the 2003 Wales national rugby union team squad and he played for Wales at Wales A, Sevens, Under 21, Students and Under 18 levels. Edwards also played for the Barbarians against England, Scotland and Wales.

Edwards began his senior playing career with Saracens in 1996 and joined Newport RFC in 2000, playing 21 times for the club. He also made more than 100 appearances for London Irish and played for Bedford and London Welsh before ending at Leeds Carnegie. He was a replacement in the 2002 Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham, as London Irish defeated the Northampton Saints.[1]

Edwards retired from playing at the end of the 2007-2008 season to take up Coaching at Harlequins.[2]

In June 2009 he joined Newport Gwent Dragons as attack coach, replacing Lyn Jones. During 2010 Edwards was also head coach of the Wales Under 20 team. In April 2011 Edwards became Newport Gwent Dragons head coach after initially taking the role in a caretaker capacity following the departure of Paul Turner.[3] Edwards left the Dragons in February 2014.[4]

In June 2014 Edwards joined Bath as first team coach. [5]

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