Pro12: Coach Kingsley Jones joins Newport Gwent Dragons

Kingsley Jones and Lyn Jones

Former Wales captain Kingsley Jones has joined Newport Gwent Dragons as an assistant coach to new boss Lyn Jones.

Russia coach Kingsley Jones also backed up Lyn Jones at London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership in the 2012-13 season.

"I want to help to develop the youngsters in the team to and push the Dragons up the table," said Kingsley.

The news comes in the wake of fly-half

Former Cross Keys, Pontypridd, Ebbw Vale, Gloucester, Worcester and Doncaster open-side flanker Kingsley Jones added: "It's an exciting challenge for me to be able to coach in Wales and I am looking forward to taking it on."

Director of rugby Lyn Jones said: "I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Kingsley last season at London Welsh.

"He delivered what was asked and more, becoming very popular with the squad.

"Kingsley will assist with all skill and technique development with the squad, then specialise on forward play, as we build a happy and positive environment."

Team manager Robert Beale also expressed the Dragons' gratitude to Russia for allowing their head coach to be involved at Rodney Parade.

"We are very grateful to the Russian Union," said Beale.

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