Shaun Edwards ready for new challenge as France defence coach

Shaun Edwards hopes to assist France develop a killer instinct in games when he takes over as coach month.
Edwards stint as Wales coach came to an end and he is busy preparing for his job with Les Bleus under their head coach Fabian Galthie.
France were knocked from the World Cup in the quarter-final stage Wales and by Edwards, the Newest in a line of defeats against the Six Nations champions.
Edwards is looking forward to working with all the players as they build to their Six Nations opener against England at Paris on February 2 and was impressed by their performances.
Talking to Will Greenwoods Podcast, Edwards explained:France made a Great Deal of progress in the last World Cup. Fabian went in with other members of employees and, let us be truthful, [Wales] were fortunate to conquer them.
Unfortunately we didnt find them from England, that would have been a great test for these after being well beaten by England [44-8] at the last Six Nations.
We had a meeting a few weeks past. My concern to the trainers is that we will need to begin winning those matches.
Most matches in elite level game are one-score games. Wales lost in the semi-finals of this World Cup by three points.
France have to obtain the ability to acquire those one-score games. The previous six occasions Wales have played France it has been one score in any event.
Edwards held talks with France before this season.
Wales surrendered seven and 65 points tries during the tournament, which was in stark contrast to France who shipped 15 attempts along with 118 points.
The French lads play with a great deal of passion but that is not enough at any degree nowadays, said Edwards.
We must get structures set up. I am sure theyd construction but they appeared to lose it against England, particularly at times.
I can not expect to put all the detail Id with Wales in straight away as that will be overload. But whats fantastic for me is that they have been doing exactly the identical thing. He had been honest with me he said he pretty much copied Wales defence. So it is not new to the players.
Edwards had been linked with a number of training jobs, like a return to league with his former club Wigan Warriors, however, the deal of France was too good to deny.
France were the only global staff who gave me a guaranteed four-and-a-half-year deal, and so I chose to head there, said Edwards, who has been looking at homes in Perpignan where there is already a Wigan contingent – Sam and Joel Tomkins drama for Super League side Catalans Dragons.
There was discussion from other states but a few were just two-year deals. Id always signed four-year bargains with Wales.
Edwards is going to be reunited with Raphael Ibanez, who played under him and is now Frances group manager, and confessed that his participation was a element.
He has spent the last two weeks viewing French gamers. On paper, he says France is a match for anybody. That is being translated by the endeavor on the pitch.
Consistency, and consistency of both tactics and intensity, answered Edwards when asked about the greatest challenge confronting France.
They have some large talented athletes who are quite skilful too. My remit is to deliver intensity and this professionalism.
Ive been a professional since 1983 and at that period I have heard a great deal about the game, things to do and not to do. Hopefully I can contribute.

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