Edwards reveals his Ospreys goal

Shaun Edwards has opened up on his ambition for the Ospreys this season after being linked with a switch to the Dragons last month.

The Wales defence coach has been part of the Ospreys set-up on a consultancy basis since linking up with the Region in August, combining the role with his national duties, but following Bernard Jackman’s departure from the Dragons, was strongly tipped to take over at Rodney Parade.

However, he opted not to take over as head coach at the Gwent Region, opting to continue his combined Wales/Ospreys roles, as he explained to the media earlier this week at a WRU press conference:

"With it being a World Cup year I'm away from my family a lot and I've got two small children who are four and eight months.

"I just felt it was a bit too much for my partner to look after the two kids for the next nine months.

"Also, the Ospreys have been good to me and I like finishing a job. I think I did a decent job at Cardiff Blues last year and I wanted to do a similar thing with the Ospreys.

"Every time I've gone in somewhere I want to try and get those teams back into the Champions Cup.

"We probably overachieved a bit last year with the Blues, winning the Challenge Cup, but my goal was getting them back into the Champions Cup.

"That is my goal with the Ospreys and we've not done that yet."