Lyn Jones: Welshman anticipated to be subsequent head coach of Russia
Former Dragons and Ospreys boss Lyn Jones is predicted to be appointed as the brand new head coach of Russia.
The 54-year-old, who gained 5 caps for Wales as a flanker, has been working as head coach at Neath RFC.
A press release by the Russian rugby federation mentioned there was a “unanimous resolution to preliminarily approve his candidacy for the publish of head coach”.
Ought to Jones be appointed, he’ll maintain the function as soon as held by fellow former Wales open-side Kingsley Jones.
The appointment have to be ratified by world governing physique, World Rugby, who assist fund Rugby Union Russia.
A call is predicted later in July.
Welsh Premiership membership Neath issued an announcement saying they’ve made contingency plans ought to Jones take the Russia function.
The Welsh All Blacks said: “Lyn visited Russia final week for the interview and saved the membership knowledgeable of his intentions.
“In gentle of this and the truth that Lyn would possible be a really sturdy candidate we made tentative approaches to potential replacements within the final week.”
Jones was most lately head coach of Namibian facet Welwitschias, after beforehand taking cost of Dragons, Ospreys and London Welsh.
Russia have certified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and can play in Pool A alongside Scotland, Eire, hosts Japan and a play-off winner.