Wales women's head coach Rhys Edwards steps down from role

Rhys Edwards
Rhys Edwards played for Bedwas and later coached Beddau

Rhys Edwards has left his role as Wales women's head coach by mutual consent, the Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed.

Edwards had been in charge since 2011 and was appointed national women's head coach and elite programme lead in 2015.

"WRU thanks Rhys for his commitment to the role and wishes him the best for the future," the WRU said in a statement.

Wales, who finished fourth in the 2016 Six Nations, have qualified for the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017.