Cardiff Blues to interview for head coach role at end of Pro12 season

Dale McIntosh (left) with Paul John (right)
Cardiff Blues coaches Dale McIntosh (left) and Paul John (right) both represented Wales as players

Cardiff Blues will hold interviews for the vacant head coach role at the end of the Pro12 season.

Dale McIntosh and Paul John have been in temporary charge since Mark Hammett left in February.

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, Bristol forwards coach Danny Wilson and former Ulster boss Mark Anscombe - father of Blues fly-half Gareth - are among those under consideration.

Blues will speak to candidates in the week beginning 18 May.

Their final game of the Pro12 campaign is at home to Zebre two days earlier.

Billy Millard is expected to stay as the Blues' head of elite performance, with the new appointment filling the head coach role.

McIntosh and fellow co-caretaker John have both applied for the vacancy.

The former Pontypridd team-mates and coaches were in a similar position in the 2013-14 season after former Wales forward Phil Davies left as Blues' director of rugby in March, 2013.

Former New Zealand hooker Hammett succeeded Davies in the role, but his tenure was also cut short.

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