An Englishman has been added to the coaching staff of the Wales international rugby team.
The new backs coach for the team is Matt Sherratt and he is currently the coach of the Blues team. Matt will be combining his job with Wales with what he does at the Arms Park. Wales feel that Sherratt’s tactics will work wonders for the team as they are getting ready for the autumn internationals of this season.
There was a vacancy for the backs coach in the Wales team after head coach of Wales Warren Gatland moved on to the Lions. This meant that Rob Howley had to fill his shoes and thereby Matt was picked as the backs coach for the team. He had joined the Blues team from Bristol only this summer. Danny Wilson and Matt worked together in Bristol and he always wanted to have Matt as a coach for the Wales team.
Sherratt also had an impressive start as the head coach of the Blues as the team won all their three opening matches of Guinness Pro12. This could have prompted the Wales Rugby Union management to bring him to this country. Sherratt said that he is very happy to join the Wales coaching team and is looking forward to working with the coaching staff and the management along with the Wales squad for the forthcoming international campaign.
He thanked the Wales rugby management for allowing him to show his prowess for the team. He is looking forward to this autumn season and believes that this experience of coaching at the highest level will benefit him as well as the Blues team.
The head coach of Wales team Howley is happy with the inclusion of Sherratt to the coaching team. He said that Matt is quite young, but has a lot of experience and he is sure to be an asset for the Wales coaching team.