Edwards puts RFU on red alert

WASPS head coach Shaun Edwards is set to leave the Premiership club before the end of the week, putting England and his other suitors on red alert.

Edwards’ future at the club had been in doubt after he recently revealed that he expected to return from the World Cup, where he helped Wales to a fourth-place finish, as a “free agent”.

WRU chief executive Roger Lewis is known to be keen to ensure that Edwards and the remainder of Gatland’s coaching set-up remain with the national side. The RFU, meanwhile, are to discuss England’s poor World Cup performance at a Twickenham board meeting today.